Nebraska

Current Numbers

Congress
1
(1R)
20% of 5 seats

(2 Senate, 3 House)

Statewide Elective Executive
0
0% of 6 seats
State Legislature
13
(13NP)
26.5% of 49 seats
Congress - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Deb Fischer R U.S. Senator 2013-present
Virginia Smith R U.S. Representative 1975-1990
Hazel Hempel Abel R U.S. Senator 1954-1954 Abel won a special election to fill the same vacancy as Bowring; she served from 11/8/54 to 12/31/54.
Eva Kelly Bowring R U.S. Senator 1954-1954 Bowring was appointed to fill a vacancy; she served from 4/16/54 to 11/7/54.
Statewide Elective Executive - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Kathleen Witek D Auditor 1999-2006
Lorelee Byrd R Treasurer 2001-2004 Byrd was appointed in 2001.
Kim Robak D Lt. Governor 1993-1998 Robak was appointed in 1993.
Dawn E. Rockey D Treasurer 1991-1995
Maxine Moul D Lt. Governor 1991-1993
Kay A. Orr R Governor 1987-1990 Orr was the first Republican woman to be elected governor in any state and the first woman to run against another woman for a gubernatorial post.
Kay A. Orr R Treasurer 1981-1986 Orr was initially appointed to fill a vacancy and was subsequently elected.
Bertha I. Hill R Treasurer 1958-1958 Hill was appointed to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband.
State Legislature - Numbers and Percentage of Officeholders by Year
Year State Rank Senate Total Women/Total Senate House Total Women/Total House Total Women/Total Legislature % Total Women
2022 36 0D | 0R 13/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 13/49 26.5
2021 35 0D | 0R 13/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 13/49 26.5
2020 28 0D | 0R 14/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 14/49 28.6
2019 26 0D | 0R 14/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 14/49 28.6
2018 24 0D | 0R 13/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 13/49 26.5
2017 23 0D | 0R 13/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 13/49 26.5
2016 32 0D | 0R 11/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 11/49 22.4
2015 31 0D | 0R 11/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 11/49 22.4
2014 35 0D | 0R 10/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 10/49 20.4
2013 35 0D | 0R 10/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 10/49 20.4
2012 30 0D | 0R 11/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 11/49 22.4
2011 29 0D | 0R 11/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 11/49 22.4
2010 36 0D | 0R 10/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 10/49 20.4
2009 36 0D | 0R 10/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 10/49 20.4
2008 37 0D | 0R 9/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 9/49 18.4
2007 36 0D | 0R 10/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 10/49 20.4
2006 21 0D | 0R 12/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 12/49 24.5
2005 21 0D | 0R 12/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 12/49 24.5
2004 35 0D | 0R 9/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 9/49 18.4
2003 35 0D | 0R 9/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 9/49 18.4
2002 31 0D | 0R 10/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 10/49 20.4
2001 35 0D | 0R 10/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 10/49 20.4
2000 20 0D | 0R 12/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 12/49 24.5
1999 20 0D | 0R 12/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 12/49 24.5
1998 12 0D | 0R 14/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 14/49 28.6
1997 12 0D | 0R 14/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 14/49 28.6
1996 14 0D | 0R 12/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 12/49 24.5
1995 14 0D | 0R 12/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 12/49 24.5
1994 22 0D | 0R 11/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 11/49 22.4
1993 23 0D | 0R 11/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 11/49 22.4
1992 24 0D | 0R 9/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 9/49 18.4
1991 24 0D | 0R 9/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 9/49 18.4
1990 15 0D | 0R 10/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 10/49 20.4
1989 20 0D | 0R 10/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 10/49 20.4
1988 18 0D | 0R 10/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 10/49 20.4
1987 18 0D | 0R 9/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 9/49 18.4
1986 20 0D | 0R 7/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 7/49 14.3
1985 20 0D | 0R 7/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 7/49 14.3
1984 27 0D | 0R 6/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 6/49 12.2
1983 27 0D | 0R 6/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 6/49 12.2
1981 27 0D | 0R 6/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 6/49 12.2
1979 40 0D | 0R 4/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 4/49 8.2
1977 45 0D | 0R 3/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 3/49 6.1
1975 48 0D | 0R 1/49 0D | 0R Unicameral 1/49 2.0