State Senator Lydia Brasch Announces Re-election Bid

By johnworr  

Bancroft, Neb – State Senator Lydia Brasch, who is Vice-chair of the Natural Resources committee and also serves on the Rules, State-Tribal Relations, and Transportation and Telecommunications Committees, has officially filed to run for re-election to the Nebraska Unicameral.

“It is such an honor to be able to serve my constituents in the Legislature,” said Brasch. “I have worked hard to ensure my office is responsive to constituent needs and to provide effective representation for the individuals and interests of District 16.”

Some of Senator Brasch’s accomplishments include introduction and passage of:

  • LB690 (2011) amended parent parental notification requirements for an abortion to require notarized written consent from a pregnant woman less than eighteen years of age and one of her parents or a legal guardian before obtaining an abortion. (Introduced by Sen. Brasch, signed by Governor Heineman)
  • LB1039 (2012) increased penalties for violating school bus passing laws and required that vehicles remain stopped only until the stop signal arm is retracted and the bus resumes motion. (Introduced by Senator Brasch, signed by Governor Heineman)
  • LB860 (2012) – clarified a sales tax exemption for biochips used for genetic and/or protein analysis of production livestock, commercially produced plants, companion animals and research animals. (Prioritized by Senator Brasch, signed by Governor Heineman)
  • LB296 (2013) raised tax deduction limits for contributions made to the Nebraska College Savings Program from $2,500 to $5,000 for a married person filing separately and to $10,000 for a joint filing. (Cosponored and prioritized by Senator Brasch, signed by Governor Heineman)
  • LB499 (2013) gave the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission the power to pass “commission orders” which allows the commission to more easily respond to public input regarding conservation orders, seasons, bag limits, and open and closed areas. (Introduced by Senator Brasch, signed by Governor Heineman)


About Senator Brasch:                        

Lydia has served District 16 in the Nebraska Unicameral since being elected in 2010. She and her husband Lee farm ground around Bancroft and she operates Brasch Marketing and Design.  They are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Bancroft and have two children and three grandchildren.

Prior to serving in the Unicameral, Lydia worked for Computer Automation Systems Education Solutions, was the marketing director for the Nebraska State Fair and also worked as the public information officer for the Nebraska Department of Revenue. She also served terms on the Nebraska State Fair Foundation ad the Cuming County Fair Foundation.  In 2012 Lydia was selected as a BILLD Fellow at the Council of State Governments.


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