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:*[[Nate Louderback]]: '''989''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Nate Louderback]]: '''989''' {{approved}}
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Dave Pankonin]], [[Nate Louderback]]
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[[Dave Pankonin]] {{won}}
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[[Nate Louderback]]
  
 
=== District 4 ===
 
=== District 4 ===
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:*[[Pete Pirsch]]: '''2939''' {{approved}} Incumbent Pirsch has represented district 4 since 2006.
 
:*[[Pete Pirsch]]: '''2939''' {{approved}} Incumbent Pirsch has represented district 4 since 2006.
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Pete Pirsch]]
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[[Pete Pirsch]] {{won}}
  
 
=== District 6 ===
 
=== District 6 ===
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:*[[George Westphal]]: 451
 
:*[[George Westphal]]: 451
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[John Nelson]], [[Todd Frazier]]
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[[John Nelson]] {{won}}
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[[Todd Frazier]]
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=== District 8 ===
 
=== District 8 ===
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Tom White]] is not seeking re-election.
 
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Tom White]] is not seeking re-election.
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Burke Harr]], [[John Comstock]]
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[[Burke Harr]]
 +
[[John Comstock]]
  
 
=== District 10 ===
 
=== District 10 ===
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:*[[Larry Bradley]]: 392
 
:*[[Larry Bradley]]: 392
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Robert "Bob" Krist]], [[Tim Lonergan]]
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[[Robert "Bob" Krist]]
 +
[[Tim Lonergan]]
  
 
=== District 12 ===
 
=== District 12 ===
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:*[[John Lillis]]: '''959''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[John Lillis]]: '''959''' {{approved}}
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Steve Lathrop]], [[John Lillis]]
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[[Steve Lathrop]] {{won}}
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[[John Lillis]] '''Note:''' Lillis did not appear on the general election ballot.
  
 
=== District 14 ===
 
=== District 14 ===
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Tim Gay]] is not seeking re-election in 2010.
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Tim Gay]] is not seeking re-election in 2010.
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Jim Smith]], [[Teresa Whitehead]]
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[[Jim Smith]] {{won}}
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[[Teresa Whitehead]]
  
 
=== District 16 ===
 
=== District 16 ===
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:*[[Debra Bosshart]]: 968
 
:*[[Debra Bosshart]]: 968
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Kent Rogert]], [[Lydia Brasch]]
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[[Kent Rogert]]
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[[Lydia Brasch]] {{won}}
  
 
=== District 18 ===
 
=== District 18 ===
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:*[[Carl Lorenzen]]: '''2,112''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Carl Lorenzen]]: '''2,112''' {{approved}}
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Scott Lautenbaugh]], [[Carl Lorenzen]]
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[[Scott Lautenbaugh]] {{won}}
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[[Carl Lorenzen]]
  
 
=== District 20 ===
 
=== District 20 ===
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:*[[Brad Ashford]]: '''3,143''' {{approved}} Incumbent Ashford has represented district 20 since 1986.
 
:*[[Brad Ashford]]: '''3,143''' {{approved}} Incumbent Ashford has represented district 20 since 1986.
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Brad Ashford]]
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[[Brad Ashford]] {{won}}
  
 
=== District 22 ===
 
=== District 22 ===
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Arnie Stuthman]] is not seeking re-election in 2010.
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Arnie Stuthman]] is not seeking re-election in 2010.
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
+
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Paul Schumacher]], [[Mike Moser]]
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[[Paul Schumacher]] {{won}}
 +
[[Mike Moser]]
  
 
=== District 24 ===
 
=== District 24 ===
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:*[[Greg Adams]]: '''4,666''' {{approved}} Incumbent Adams has represented district 24 since 2006.
 
:*[[Greg Adams]]: '''4,666''' {{approved}} Incumbent Adams has represented district 24 since 2006.
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Greg Adams]]
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[[Greg Adams]] {{won}}
  
 
=== District 26 ===
 
=== District 26 ===
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:*[[Bob Van Valkenburg]]: 806
 
:*[[Bob Van Valkenburg]]: 806
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Amanda McGill]], [[Tom Dierks]]
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[[Amanda McGill]] {{won}}
 +
[[Tom Dierks]]
  
 
=== District 28 ===
 
=== District 28 ===
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:*[[Nancy Russell]]: '''2,518''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Nancy Russell]]: '''2,518''' {{approved}}
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Bill Avery]], [[Nancy Russell]]
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[[Bill Avery]] {{won}}
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[[Nancy Russell]]
  
 
=== District 30 ===
 
=== District 30 ===
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:*[[Robert Tiemann]]: 2,033
 
:*[[Robert Tiemann]]: 2,033
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Norm Wallman]], [[John Knabe]]
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[[Norm Wallman]]
 +
[[John Knabe]]
  
 
=== District 32 ===
 
=== District 32 ===
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:*[[Russ Karpisek]]: '''4,495''' {{approved}} Incumbent Karpisek has represented district 32 since 2006.
 
:*[[Russ Karpisek]]: '''4,495''' {{approved}} Incumbent Karpisek has represented district 32 since 2006.
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Russ Karpisek]]
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[[Russ Karpisek]] {{won}}
  
 
=== District 34 ===
 
=== District 34 ===
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:*[[Brandon Hunnicutt]]: '''2,150''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Brandon Hunnicutt]]: '''2,150''' {{approved}}
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Annette Dubas]], [[Brandon Hunnicutt]]
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[[Annette Dubas]] {{won}}
 +
[[Brandon Hunnicutt]]
  
 
=== District 36 ===
 
=== District 36 ===
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:*[[John Wightman]] '''4,265''' {{approved}} Incumbent Wightman has represented district 36 since 2006.
 
:*[[John Wightman]] '''4,265''' {{approved}} Incumbent Wightman has represented district 36 since 2006.
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[John Wightman]]
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[[John Wightman]] {{won}}
  
 
=== District 38 ===
 
=== District 38 ===
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:*[[Tom Carlson]] '''899''' {{approved}} Incumbent Carlson has represented district 38 since 2006.
 
:*[[Tom Carlson]] '''899''' {{approved}} Incumbent Carlson has represented district 38 since 2006.
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Tom Carlson]]
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[[Tom Carlson]] {{won}}
  
 
=== District 40 ===
 
=== District 40 ===
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:*[[Adam Dea]]: 260
 
:*[[Adam Dea]]: 260
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Tyson Larsen]], [[Merton Dierks]]
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[[Tyson Larsen]] {{won}}
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[[Merton Dierks]]
  
 
=== District 42 ===
 
=== District 42 ===
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:*[[Thomas Hansen]]: '''4,494''' {{approved}} Incumbent Hansen has represented district 42 since 2006.
 
:*[[Thomas Hansen]]: '''4,494''' {{approved}} Incumbent Hansen has represented district 42 since 2006.
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
[[Thomas Hansen]]
 
[[Thomas Hansen]]
  
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:*[[Thomas Baker]]: '''2,818''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Thomas Baker]]: '''2,818''' {{approved}}
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Mark Christensen]], [[Thomas Baker]]
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[[Mark Christensen]]
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[[Thomas Baker]] {{won}}
  
 
=== District 46 ===
 
=== District 46 ===
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:*[[Chad Wright]]: '''1,938''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Chad Wright]]: '''1,938''' {{approved}}
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Danielle Nantkes Conrad]], [[Chad Wright]]
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[[Danielle Nantkes Conrad]]
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[[Chad Wright]]
  
 
=== District 48 ===
 
=== District 48 ===
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:*[[John Harms]]: '''4,537''' {{approved}} Incumbent Harms has represented district 48 since 2006.
 
:*[[John Harms]]: '''4,537''' {{approved}} Incumbent Harms has represented district 48 since 2006.
  
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[John Harms]]
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[[John Harms]] {{won}}
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 02:11, 3 November 2010


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Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010

QualificationsCampaign contributions
Competitiveness analysis

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Nebraska State Senate
Elections for the office of Nebraska State Senator will be held in Nebraska on November 2, 2010.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was February 15, 2010, and the primary election day was May 11, 2010.

Half of the Senate is up for election, and of those 24 districts, incumbents are running for re-election in 21 of them. Of the remaining 3 districts, 1 incumbent is ineligible to run because of term limits.

State legislative elections in Nebraska are non-partisan. The two candidates who receive the most votes in the primary election go on to face each other in the general election.[1]

See also: Nebraska State Senate (Unicameral) and State legislative elections, 2010

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Nebraska State Senate has been a term-limited state senate since Nebraska voters approved Initiative 415 (2000). Under the terms of Initiative 415, Nebraska's senators can serve no more than two consecutive 4-year terms in the state senate.

There are 49 Nebraska State Senators. In 2010, only one who is a current member is ineligible to run for the senate again in November:

Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Nebraska in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[2]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 74 $3,009,798
2006 83 $3,036,539
2004 56 $1,416,405
2002 53 $1,346,267

Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

Eight incumbents (33.33%) face no competition in the November 2 general election and are thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.

Primary challenges

Thirteen incumbents faced competition in the May 11 primary. All 13 incumbents won their primaries.

Retiring incumbents

Three incumbent senators are not running for re-election, while 21 incumbents (87.5%) are running for re-election.

Incumbents who are retiring are:

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Nebraska Senate, a candidate must be:[3]

  • At least 21 years of age
  • A resident of Nebraska, and specifically a resident of the legislative district he or she wishes to serve, for at least one year prior to the general election
  • Must not have ever been convicted of a felony

List of candidates

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May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Dave Pankonin Green check mark transparent.png Nate Louderback

District 4

May 11 primary result:
  • Pete Pirsch: 2939 Approveda Incumbent Pirsch has represented district 4 since 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
Pete Pirsch Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
John Nelson Green check mark transparent.png Todd Frazier

District 8

May 11 primary result:
Note: Incumbent Tom White is not seeking re-election.

November 2 General election candidates:
Burke Harr John Comstock

District 10

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Robert "Bob" Krist Tim Lonergan

District 12

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Steve Lathrop Green check mark transparent.png John Lillis Note: Lillis did not appear on the general election ballot.

District 14

May 11 primary result:

Note: Incumbent Tim Gay is not seeking re-election in 2010.

November 2 General election candidates:
Jim Smith Green check mark transparent.png Teresa Whitehead

District 16

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Kent Rogert Lydia Brasch Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Scott Lautenbaugh Green check mark transparent.png Carl Lorenzen

District 20

May 11 primary result:
  • Brad Ashford: 3,143 Approveda Incumbent Ashford has represented district 20 since 1986.

November 2 General election candidates:
Brad Ashford Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

May 11 primary result:

Note: Incumbent Arnie Stuthman is not seeking re-election in 2010.

November 2 General election candidates:
Paul Schumacher Green check mark transparent.png Mike Moser

District 24

May 11 primary result:
  • Greg Adams: 4,666 Approveda Incumbent Adams has represented district 24 since 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
Greg Adams Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Amanda McGill Green check mark transparent.png Tom Dierks

District 28

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Bill Avery Green check mark transparent.png Nancy Russell

District 30

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Norm Wallman John Knabe

District 32

May 11 primary result:
  • Russ Karpisek: 4,495 Approveda Incumbent Karpisek has represented district 32 since 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
Russ Karpisek Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Annette Dubas Green check mark transparent.png Brandon Hunnicutt

District 36

May 11 primary result:
  • John Wightman 4,265 Approveda Incumbent Wightman has represented district 36 since 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
John Wightman Green check mark transparent.png

District 38

May 11 primary result:
  • Tom Carlson 899 Approveda Incumbent Carlson has represented district 38 since 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
Tom Carlson Green check mark transparent.png

District 40

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Tyson Larsen Green check mark transparent.png Merton Dierks

District 42

May 11 primary result:
  • Thomas Hansen: 4,494 Approveda Incumbent Hansen has represented district 42 since 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
Thomas Hansen

District 44

November 2 General election candidates:
Mark Christensen Thomas Baker Green check mark transparent.png

District 46

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Danielle Nantkes Conrad Chad Wright

District 48

May 11 primary result:
  • John Harms: 4,537 Approveda Incumbent Harms has represented district 48 since 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
John Harms Green check mark transparent.png

See also

External links

References