Nebraska State Senate Elections 2012

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections

Nebraska State Senate Elections 2012 Incumbents Retiring

Name Party Current Office
Abbie Cornett Non-partisan Senate District 45
Chris Langemeier Non-partisan Senate District 23
Deb Fischer Non-partisan Senate District 43
Gwen Howard Non-partisan Senate District 9
Lavon Heidemann Non-partisan Senate District 1
LeRoy Louden Non-partisan Senate District 49
Mike Flood Non-partisan Senate District 19
Rich Pahls Non-partisan Senate District 31
Tony Fulton Non-partisan Senate District 29

Nebraska State Senate Elections Campaign Contributions

Year Number of Candidates Total Contributions
2010 51 $1,597,466
2008 74 $3,009,798
2006 83 $3,036,539
2004 56 $1,416,405
2002 53 $1,346,267

Nebraska State Senate Elections In 2010

Donor Amount
Nebraska Education Association $80,347
Union Pacific Railroad $67,500
Nebraska Bankers Association $66,682
Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry $61,584
Nebraska Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors $53,643
Nebraska Realtors Association $49,850
Nebraska Optometric Association $49,242
Nebraska State AFL-CIO $37,929
Associated General Contractors of Nebraska $37,765
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys $35,500

List of Nebraska State Senate Elections 2012 Candidates

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 1

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Jerry Joy 2,879 (Winner)
  • Douglas J. Bohling 212
  • Dan Watermeier 3,438 (Winner)
  • Bruce P. Bernadt 152
  • Alvin H. Guenther 310
  • Neal Schatz 103

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Jerry Joy
  • (Independent) Dan Watermeier (Winner)

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 2

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Ron Nolte 1,064
  • R. Paul Lambert 1,624 (Winner)
  • Robyn Larson 733
  • Bill Kintner 1,266 (Winner)
  • Robert Howard 98
  • Mel Luetchens 943

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) R. Paul Lambert
  • (Independent) Bill Kintner (Winner)

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 3

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Scott Price 2,252 (Winner)
  • Suzanne McNamara 1,487 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Scott Price (Winner)
  • (Independent) Suzanne McNamara

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 5

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Heath Mello 2,577 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Heath Mello (Winner)

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 7

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Christopher N. Geary 345 (Winner)
  • Jeremiah J. Nordquist 1,406 (Winner)
  • Adrian S. Petrescu 183

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Christopher N. Geary
  • (Independent) Jeremiah J. Nordquist (Winner)

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 9

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Erica Fish 1,362 (Winner)
  • Vernon Joseph Davis 601
  • Sara Howard 2,559 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Erica Fish
  • (Independent) Sara Howard (Winner)

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 11

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Brenda J. Council 1,453 (Winner)
  • Ernie Chambers 1,602 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Brenda J. Council
  • (Independent) Ernie Chambers (Winner)

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 13

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Tanya Cook 2,695 (Winner)
  • Timothy Ashford 1,848 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Tanya Cook (Winner)
  • (Independent) Timothy Ashford

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 15

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Charlie Janssen 4,345 (Winner)
  • Mike Petersen 2,287 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Charlie Janssen (Winner)
  • (Independent) Mike Petersen

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 17

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Van Phillips 1,009 (Winner)
  • Ron Hartnett 496
  • Dave Bloomfield 1,851 (Winner)
  • Darrick J. Barclay 144

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Van Phillips
  • (Independent) Dave Bloomfield (Winner)

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 19

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Jim Scheer 4,497 (Winner)
  • William T. Goodpasture 1,303 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Jim Scheer (Winner)
  • (Independent) William T. Goodpasture

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 21

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Mike Hilgers 2,238 (Winner)
  • Ken Haar 2,471 (Winner)
  • Bryan C. Ifland 134

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Mike Hilgers
  • (Independent) Ken Haar (Winner)

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 23

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Vern Barrett 2,618 (Winner)
  • Jerry Johnson 3,323 (Winner)
  • John Jack Pokorny 830

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Vern Barrett
  • (Independent) Jerry Johnson (Winner)

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 25

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Kathy Campbell 7,220 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Kathy Campbell (Winner)

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 27

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Colby Coash 2,814 (Winner)
  • Kyle Michaelis 1,365 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Colby Coash (Winner)
  • (Independent) Kyle Michaelis

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 29

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Susan Scott 1,502
  • Kate Bolz 2,377 (Winner)
  • Mike Smith 1,231
  • Larry Zimmerman 2,013 (Winner)
  • Don Mayhew 670

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Kate Bolz (Winner)
  • (Independent) Larry Zimmerman

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 31

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Rick Kolowski 3,214 (Winner)
  • Acela Turco 2,875 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Rick Kolowski (Winner)
  • (Independent) Acela Turco

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 33

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Les Seiler 4,174 (Winner)
  • Marvin Butch Hughes 1,263 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Les Seiler (Winner)
  • (Independent) Marvin Butch Hughes

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 35

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Mike Gloor 3,507 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

(Independent) Mike Gloorv (Winner)

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 37

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Galen Hadley 2,598 (Winner)
  • Josiah H. Woodward 1,857 (Winner)
  • Mike McShea 756

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Galen Hadley (Winner)
  • (Independent) Josiah H. Woodward

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 39

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Beau McCoy 3,195 (Winner)
  • Judy M. Domina 1,854 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Beau McCoy (Winner)
  • (Independent) Judy M. Domina

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 41

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Kate Sullivan 7,198 (Winner)
  • Brook Curtiss 1,721 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Kate Sullivan (Winner)
  • (Independent) Brook Curtiss

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 43

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Jack Andersen 550
  • Al Davis 1,801 (Winner)
  • Ernest R. Fellows 166
  • Cash Ostrander 1,747
  • John W. Ravenscroft 3,210 (Winner)
  • Earl M. Jones 740
  • Michael Jacobson 108

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Al Davis (Winner)
  • (Independent) John W. Ravenscroft

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 45

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Sue Crawford 2,267 (Winner)
  • Richard Carter 2,423 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Sue Crawford (Winner)
  • (Independent) Richard Carter

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 47

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • Ken Schilz 5,419 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) Ken Schilz (Winner)

2012 Nebraska State Senate Elections - District 49

May 15 Primary Candidates

  • John Murante 2,359 (Winner)
  • Frank C. Wellenstein 962 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Independent) John Murante (Winner)
  • (Independent) Frank C. Wellenstein

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