Know Your Rep


District 1:  Dan Watermeier, Syracuse

District 2:  Robert Clements, Elmwood

District 3:  Carol Blood, Bellevue

District 4:  Robert Hilkemann, Omaha

District 5:  Mike McDonnell, Omaha

District 6:  Theresa Thibodeau, Omaha

District 7:  Tony Vargas, Omaha

District 8:  Burke Harr, Omaha

District 9:  Sara Howard, Omaha

District 10:  Bob Krist, Omaha

District 11:  Ernie Chambers, Omaha

District 12:  Merv Riepe, Ralston

District 13:  Justin Wayne, Omaha

District 14:  Jim Smith, Papillion

District 15:  Lynne Walz, Fremont

District 16:  Lydia Brasch, Bancroft

District 17:  Joni Albrecht, Thurston

District 18:  Brett Lindstrom, Omaha

District 19:  Jim Scheer, Norfolk

District 20:  John McCollister, Omaha

District 21:  Mike Hilgers, Lincoln

District 22:  Paul Schumacher, Columbus

District 23:  Bruce Bostleman, Brainard

District 24:  Mark Kolterman, Seward

District 25:  Suzanne Geist, Lincoln

District 26:  Matt Hansen, Lincoln

District 27:  Anna Wishart, Lincoln

District 28:  Patty Pansing Brooks, Lincoln

District 29:  Kate Bolz, Lincoln

District 30:  Roy Baker, Lincoln

District 31:  Rick Kolowski, Omaha

District 32:  Laura Ebke, Crete

District 33:  Steve Halloran, Hastings

District 34:  Curt Friesen, Henderson

District 35:  Dan Quick, Grand Island

District 36:  Dan Williams, Gothenburg

District 37:  John Lowe, Kearney

District 38:  John Kuehn, Heartwell

District 39:  Lou Ann Linehan, Elkhorn

District 40:  Tyson Larson, O’Neill

District 41:  Tom Briese, Albion

District 42:  Mike Groene, North Platte

District 43:  Tom Brewer, Gordon

District 44:  Dan Hughes, Venango

District 45:  Sue Crawford, Bellevue

District 46:  Adam Morfeld, Lincoln

District 47:  Steve Erdman, Bayard

District 48:  John Stinner, Gering

District 49:  John Murante, Gretna


Nebraska’s annual state legislative process begins with new bill introductions, which runs through the first ten days of the session, and then moves to the various committees of the Legislature.  Public hearings begin soon thereafter and typically take place through mid to late March.

In addition, committees hold hearings on interim studies.  These typically run from August through November.

It is important that your voice is heard as these committees consider the hundreds of bills that are introduced each year.  Senators need to know how proposals will affect you as a business.



Chair – Lydia Brasch

Members – Carol Blood (Vice Chair), Joni Albrecht, Ernie Chambers, Steve Halloran, Bob Krist, John Lowe, Theresa Thibodeau


Chair – John Stinner

Members – Kate Bolz (Vice Chair), Robert Clements, Robert Hilkemann, John Kuehn, Mike McDonnell, Tony Vargas, Dan Watermeier, Anna Wishart

Banking, Commerce, and Insurance

Chair – Brett Lindstrom

Members – Matt Williams (Vice Chair), Roy Baker, Tom Brewer, Burke Harr, Mark Kolterman, John McCollister, Paul Schumacher

Business and Labor

Chair – Joni Albrecht

Members – Sue Crawford (Vice Chair), Ernie Chambers, Steve Halloran, Matt Hansen, Sara Howard, John Lowe


Chair – Mike Groene

Members – Rick Kolowski  (Vice Chair), Laura Ebke, Steve Erdman, Lou Ann Linehan, Adam Morfeld, Patty Pansing Brooks, Lynne Walz

General Affairs

Chair – Tyson Larson

Members – Theresa Thibodeau (Vice Chair), Carol Blood, Lydia Brasch, Bob Krist, Dan Quick, Merv Riepe, Justin Wayne

Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs

Chair – John Murante

Members – Tom Brewer (Vice Chair), Carol Blood, Tom Briese, Mike Hilgers, John Lowe, Theresa Thibodeau, Justin Wayne

Health and Human Services

Chair – Merv Riepe

Members – Steve Erdman (Vice Chair), Sue Crawford, Sara Howard, Mark Kolterman, Lou Ann Linehan, Matt Williams


Chair – Laura Ebke

Members – Patty Pansing Brooks (Vice Chair) Roy Baker, Ernie Chambers, Steve Halloran, Matt Hansen, Bob Krist, Adam Morfeld

Natural Resources

Chair – Dan Hughes

Members – Bruce Bostelman (Vice Chair), Joni Albrecht, Suzanne Geist, Rick Kolowski, John McCollister, Dan Quick, Lynne Walz

Nebraska Retirement Systems

Chair – Mark Kolterman

Members – Brett Lindstrom (Vice Chairman), Kate Bolz, Mike Groene, Rick Kolowski, John Stinner


Chair – Jim Smith

Members – Curt Friesen (Vice Chair), Lydia Brasch, Mike Groene, Burke Harr, Tyson Larson, Brett Lindstrom, Paul Schumacher

Transportation and Telecommunications

Chair – Curt Freisen

Members – Jim Smith (Vice Chair), Bruce Bostelman, Tom Briese, Suzanne Geist, Mike Hilgers, Dan Hughes, John Murante

Urban Affairs

Chair – Justin Wayne

Members – Matt Hansen (Vice Chair), Sue Crawford, Sara Howard, Tyson Larson, Dan Quick, Merv Riepe

View the Legislature’s committee page.


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