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{{bluedot}} [[Crystal Rhoades]] - Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiatives (JDAI) Coordinator for Douglas County.<ref name=omaha>[http://kickoffkid.omaha.com/article/20130904/NEWS/130909390/1707 ''Omaha,'' Anne Boyle to retire from Nebraska Public Service Commission, September 4, 2013]</ref>
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Public service commissioners are responsible for regulating the following:<ref> [http://www.psc.state.ne.us/admin/history.html ''Nebraska Public Service Commission,'' "Brief history of the commission,"  accessed December 22, 2012] </ref>

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Nebraska Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date:
May 13, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Nebraska State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Auditor, Public Services Commissioner

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Public Service Commission
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Three down ballot state executive positions are up for election in the state of Nebraska in 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.

Nebraska is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. A blanket primary system is used for the nonpartisan legislature and some other statewide races while congressional primary elections are closed.[1]

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2015 Winner Partisan Switch?
Treasurer Don Stenberg
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2010 Yes[2] Republican Party Don Stenberg
Democratic Party Michael O'Hara
Libertarian Party Michael Knebel
Republican Party Don Stenberg No
Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Foley
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2007 No (Ran for Lieutenant Governor) Republican Party Charlie Janssen
Libertarian Party Amanda McGill
Republican Party Charlie Janssen No
Public Service Commission Anne C. Boyle
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1996 No Republican Party John Sieler
Democratic Party Crystal Rhoades
Democratic Party Crystal Rhoades No


Current incumbent

Republican Party Don Stenberg


Some of the duties of the Nebraska Treasurer include:[3]

  • Responsible for receipting in all monies from state government from taxes to tuition.
  • Responsible for returning money, stocks, bonds, dividends, utility deposits, vendor payments, gift certificates and insurance proceeds to the rightful owners.
  • The State Treasurer is the trustee of the Nebraska College Savings Program, a nationally distributed 529 plan that helps parents and grandparents save for their children’s and grandchildren’s education.
  • Responsible for the centralized receipting and disbursing of child support and related court-ordered payments.
  • The Nebraska Long-Term Care Savings Plan: A Nebraska-based plan providing state tax deductions and tax-free withdrawals for expenses and insurance premiums depending upon age and circumstance.
  • NebraskaSpending.gov: A website, maintained by the State Treasurer’s Office, that discloses how the State of Nebraska spends and receives funds.


Current incumbent

Republican Party Mike Foley


The major duties of the office of the Auditor of Public Accounts include:[4]

  • Constitutional authority to audit all State fiscal activity
  • Statutory requirement to:
    • Conduct audits of all State agencies, officers, boards, bureaus, and commissions;
    • Conduct annual audits of certain political subdivisions, educational service units, and federal funds by contract;
    • Establish uniform accounting systems for county officers (except Lancaster, Douglas, and Sarpy counties);
    • Establish uniform budgeting for all political subdivisions;
    • Central filing for Nebraska school, municipal, and public bonds;
    • Set audit standards for all auditors conducting audits for State agencies and political subdivisions;
    • Provide audit guidelines for all auditors of political subdivisions;
    • Review all audits conducted by auditors of political subdivisions;
    • Conduct investigations of reports of alleged government waste, fraud, and mismanagement;
    • Conduct performance audits of political subdivisions receiving more than $25,000 from the State during the audit year;
    • Conduct performance audits of State agencies when expressly authorized by the Legislature; and
    • Report to the Legislature any potential problems relating to the effectiveness, efficiency, or performance of State programs discovered in the course of conducting government audits.

Public Service Commission

Current incumbent

Democratic Party Anne C. Boyle


Democratic Party Crystal Rhoades - Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiatives (JDAI) Coordinator for Douglas County.[5]


Public service commissioners are responsible for regulating the following:[6]

  • Telecommunication carriers
  • Natural gas jurisdictional utilities
  • Mayor oil pipelines
  • Railroad safety
  • Household goods movers and passenger carriers
  • Grain warehouses and dealers
  • Construction of manufactured and modular homes and recreational vehicles
  • High voltage electric transmission lines
  • Private water company rates

The Commission also oversees and administers the following statutorily created funds:

  • The Nebraska Universal Service Fund
  • The Enhanced Wireless 911 Fund
  • The Nebraska Telecommunications Relay System Fund

See also