Fun Facts

  • The state is divided into sections called districts, and each senator represents one of those districts.
  • The Nebraska Legislature is a "citizen legislature," which means that many senators have other jobs.
  • Senators are also farmers, teachers, business owners, social workers, lawyers, pilots, radio broadcasters, bankers and engineers.
  • To be a state senator, you must be at least 21 years old, have lived in your district for at least one year and be a registered voter.
  • Senators are elected by citizens and serve up to two four-year terms.
  • A senator's job at the State Capitol is to gather ideas from people they represent and introduce bills to solve problems.