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June 11, 2021
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Brandt announces run for reelection to Legislature

PLYMOUTH - Tom Brandt announced today that he is running for reelection to the Nebraska Legislature’s District 32 seat, which comprises the counties of Fillmore, Jefferson, Saline, Thayer and parts of southwest Lancaster.

“I’m proud of my work to lower property taxes, increase school funding for rural schools, strengthen our state economy, and expand rural broadband development, but I’m not finished yet. I’d like to continue working for the constituents of District 32 for four more years,” Brandt said. “I remain committed to my friends and neighbors here in the district where I farm, feed livestock, and my family makes our home.”

Brandt, a Republican, was first elected to the Legislature in 2018. He serves on the Agriculture, Judiciary and General Affairs committees. Through his work on these committees over the past three years he oversaw a brand committee bill, shaped the rules governing racetrack casinos and increased funding for our law enforcement.

He also serves on the special legislative committees Building Maintenance, School Finance Review, and the Statewide Tourism And Recreational Water Access and Resource Sustainability, otherwise known as STAR WARS, as well as on the Mental Health Crisis Hotline Task Force.

“I have accomplished a lot during my tenure in Lincoln and right now we have a historic opportunity to make our state stronger than ever as we recover and rebuild after the pandemic,” he said. “My campaign will be about seeing my district through post covid recovery and ensuring that our families and our economy come back better than before.”

Brandt said other achievements during his term include: a bill to allow remote testimony for civil cases, which helped courts during the pandemic; creating a herd share program that allows customers to buy individual cuts of meat directly from the farm which will help Nebraska meat producers and processors while boosting food security; improved the federal LIHEAP program by helping more people get help paying their heating and cooling bills; worked with the Transportation & Telecommunications committee on improved broadband legislation for rural Nebraska; and sponsored a bill to implement a statewide farm to school network that will connect Nebraska’s food producers with local schools in order to keep our food and ag dollars here in the state.

When the Legislature reconvenes in January, Brandt will continue work on his bills to give counties more options to finance bridges, allow farmers the software tools they need to fix their own equipment and provide more options for native seed production.

Brandt’s priorities for a second term include continuing his support for rural broadband access, property tax relief, rural economic development, gun owner rights, pro-life policies, and finding a way to fairly fund all public schools throughout the state.

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