The Green Papers: Nebraska 2022 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 10 May 2022
✓ Special Election for U.S. House CD 1: Tuesday 28 June 2022
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Tuesday 15 February 2022 - Filing Deadline - Primary (Incumbents) .
Tuesday 1 March 2022 - Filing Deadline - Primary (non-incumbents) .
Friday 22 April 2022 - Filing Deadline - U.S. House CD 1 Special Election (party and petition) .
Monday 2 May 2022 - Filing Deadline - Primary Write-in .
Tuesday 10 May 2022 - Primary . Polling hours 8:00a-8:00p CDT / 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC). The polls open and close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls open and close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and open and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone.
Tuesday 28 June 2022 - Special Election for U.S. House CD 1 . Polling hours 8:00a-8:00p CDT (1300-0100 UTC) / 8:00a-8:00p MDT (1400-0200 UTC). The polls open and close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls open and close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and open and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone
Thursday 1 September 2022 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor .
Friday 28 October 2022 - Filing Deadline - General Election Write-in .
Tuesday 8 November 2022 - General Election . Polling hours 8:00a-8:00p CST / 7:00a-7:00p MST (1400-0200 UTC). The polls open and close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls open and close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and open and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:1,963,333 (0.63% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:5(0.93% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
2010 Census:1,831,825 (0.59% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:5(0.93% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
Capital:Lincoln
 

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Nebraska State and Local Government


The primary is for the Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican parties.

Special Elections for Congress: The Governor has to schedule a special election within 90 days of the vacancy. Each political party selects a nominee who will run to serve the remainder of the term.


2022 Elections and candidate list from the Nebraska Secretary of State.

10 May 2022 Primary returns from an official source, results from a media source, and results from a media source.

28 June 2022 Special Election U.S. House CD 1 returns from an official source, results from a media source.


8 November 2022 returns from the Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator  Debra S. "Deb" Fischer
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Class 2 Republican Senator  Benjamin E. "Ben" Sasse
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
Open Seat - 6 October 2022: Senator Sasse has stated he will resign by the end of 2022 to become President of the University of Florida. Governor J. Peter "Pete" Ricketts (Republican) will then appoint a replacement to fill the seat through January 2025. A special election will be called in 2024 to fill the final 2 years of the term which ends in January 2027.
10 November 2022: Florida's Board of Governors names Senator Sasse as president-elect of the University of Florida.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     Grant City Superintendent  Edward Dunn
FEC S6NE00137
  Candidate Republican     John Glen Weaver
FEC H2NE01159

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor  J. Peter "Pete" Ricketts
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At Term Limit
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Republican 398,324 59.74% University of Nebraska Regent  Jim Pillen
for Lieutenant Governor: Joe Kelly
  Candidate Democratic 242,006 36.29% state Senator  Carol Blood
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Senator Al Davis
  Candidate Libertarian 26,455 3.97% Scott Zimmerman
for Lieutenant Governor: Jason Blumenthal
Total 666,785 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - Running for state Auditor in 2022.

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2022, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Republican (3 Renominated)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Mike Flood
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected in a special election: 28 June 2022 [re: resignation of Member of Congress Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 129,236 57.91% Member of Congress  Mike Flood
FEC H2NE01118; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,036,746; Dsb $1,834,845
  Candidate Democratic 93,929 42.09% state Senator  Patty Pansing Brooks
FEC H2NE01092; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,617,581; Dsb $1,401,496
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Workers Party)     Joe Swanson
Total 223,165 100.00%  
 Member of Congress Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry (Republican) who was first elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020, announced his resignation on 26 March 2022 effective 31 March.
On 24 March 2022, he was convicted of felony concealing conduit campaign contributions (1 count) and making false statements to federal agents (2 counts). Sentencing is reportedly 28 June. Ref: Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of California.
1 April 2022: Governor J. Peter "Pete" Ricketts (Republican) has called a special election for 28 June 2022 (no later than 90 days after the seat becomes vacant) to serve the remainder of the term which ends in January 2023. Each political party (Democratic and Republican) has until 22 April to select their nominees.
10 May 2022: State Senator Mike Flood (Republican) wins the Republican nomination in the primary.
28 June 2022: Mike Flood (Republican) is elected to fill the remainder of the term.

Special Election - 117th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for special election
Special Election
 
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 28 June 2022
Special Election - Caused by the 31 March 2022 resignation of Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry (Republican).
1 April 2022: Governor J. Peter "Pete" Ricketts (Republican) has called a special election for 28 June 2022 (no later than 90 days after the seat becomes vacant) to serve the remainder of the term which ends in January 2023. Each political party (Democratic and Republican) has until 22 April to select their nominees. The deadline for petition candidates is 22 April.
2022 Special Election - U.S. Congressional District 1 from the Nebraska Secretary of State.
28 June 2022 Special Election U.S. House CD 1 returns from an official source. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 61,017 52.69% state Senator Mike Flood
FEC H2NE01118 or H2NE01167.
9 April 2022: Nominated by convention.

FEC H2NE01118; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,036,746; Dsb $1,834,845
  Candidate Democratic 54,783 47.31% state Senator  Patty Pansing Brooks
FEC H2NE01092; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,617,581; Dsb $1,401,496
Total 115,800 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Donald John "Don" Bacon
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 112,663 51.33% Member of Congress  Donald John "Don" Bacon
FEC H6NE02125; 19 Oct 22; Tot $3,683,502; Dsb $3,336,212
  Candidate Democratic 106,807 48.67% state Senator  Anthony "Tony" Vargas
FEC H2NE02132; 19 Oct 22; Tot $3,073,320; Dsb $2,759,491
Total 219,470 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Adrian M. Smith
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 172,691 78.30% Member of Congress  Adrian M. Smith
FEC H6NE03115; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,625,211; Dsb $1,672,275
  Candidate Democratic 34,836 15.80% David J. "Dave" Else
FEC H0NE03217
  Candidate Legal Marijuana Now 13,015 5.90% Mark Elworth, Jr.
FEC H0NE03225
Total 220,542 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of State  Bob Evnen
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  Elected Republican 500,333 100.00% Secretary of State  Bob Evnen
Total 500,333 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Attorney General  Doug Peterson
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 12 December 2021: Announced retirement.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 434,662 69.73% state Representative  Mike Hilgers
  Candidate Legal Marijuana Now 188,648 30.27% Larry Bolinger
Total 623,310 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

Seat up for regular election Republican Treasurer  John Murante
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Treasurer is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 431,185 72.21% Treasurer  John Murante
  Candidate Libertarian 165,949 27.79% Katrina Tomsen
Total 597,134 100.00%  
 

Candidates for State Treasurer shall meet the qualifications found in Article IV, section 3, of the Constitution of Nebraska. Such officers shall be elected on the partisan ballot.


Auditor of Public Accounts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Auditor of Public Accounts  Charlie Janssen
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - Retiring
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Republican 429,161 68.52% Lieutenant Governor  Mike Foley
  Candidate Legal Marijuana Now 120,986 19.32% L. Leroy Lopez
  Candidate Libertarian 76,222 12.17% Gene Siadek
Total 626,369 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 5 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 11 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Legal Marijuana Now: 3 candidates
  Marijuana
  Socialist Workers Party: 1 candidate
  Unity
  Whig
Independents
  (blank): 1 incumbent
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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