State Senator (NE-16)
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May 14, 2022
Dec 01, 2021 - Mar 01, 2022
Nebraska, unlike other state legislatures, has a unicameral and nonpartisan legislature. The Nebraska legislature has 49 members, with all members serving four-year terms, with a two consecutive term limit. The primary responsibilities of this position include: creating and ratifying state laws and regulations, serving on various committees, and making taxation decisions. Nebraska is also unique in that the Speaker and committee chairs are chosen at large. Every member of the legislature represents an estimated 38,408 constituents. The salary of this position is $12,000 per year in addition to a $129/day per diem for every day in session ($46/day per diem for members who live inside a 50 mile radius).
Application Guidelines1) Contact the Nebraska Secretary of State Elections Division to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the required filing forms. 2) Complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Nebraska Secretary of State Elections Division. The required forms include a “Candidate Filing Form,” a filing fee and campaign finance and accountability forms. State Senate candidates are by law nonpartisan, therefore all candidates running for a State Senate position are considered nonpartisan candidates regardless of their party affiliation. For U.S. House of representative positions, independent candidates must acquire a stipulated amount of petition signatures. 3) For State Senate and partisan U.S. House of Representative candidates, filing forms for non-incumbent candidates are due March 1st of the election year (if March 1st falls on a weekend, the deadline will be the following business day). Independent U.S. House of Representative candidates must file their petitions with the Nebraska Secretary of State Elections Division by September 1st of the election year. State Senate and partisan U.S. House of Representative candidates will participate in the May primary which is held the second Tuesday after the first Monday in May. If you have any questions or concerns you are encouraged to contact the Nebraska Secretary of State Elections Division at (402) 471-2555 or visit the Nebraska Secretary of State Elections Division website: http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/2016/elections.html.
Submit application to:
Nebraska Secretary of State, P.O. Box 94608, Lincoln, NE, 68509, US