State Senator Lydia Brasch
State Senator Lydia Brasch represents District 16 in the Nebraska Legislature. District 16 includes Burt County, Cuming County and Washington County. The 2010 Census lists District 16 with a TOTAL population of 36,231. The state is divided into 49 legislative districts, each home to approximately 35,000 people. Senators are elected to four-year terms. Term limits in Nebraska to serve two 4 year terms.
A senator is called to:
~represent the people and the best interests of his or her legislative district;
~appropriate funds to further the state's progress and that of its citizens, protect property and persons, strengthen our productive capacity, and create new opportunities;
~right injustices involving the public;
~keep a careful check and set policy on the operation of state government;
~keep a forum where people can be heard;
~provide a means of access for a private citizen through the maze of government;
~propose constitutional amendments to be submitted for a vote by the people;
~establish state policy by introducing bills to create new programs, modify existing programs, and repeal laws which are no longer needed;
~observe the legislative rules of decorum and discipline, and encourage the promotion of the welfare and well-being of the citizens of the state;study legislation carefully;
~exercise legislative power to the best of his or her ability; and study problems between sessions and determine whether legislative solutions are needed to correct them.
Please refer to a map or call for directions 402-471-2728. Room 1016 is on the 1st floor; the Northwest side of the Capitol. The closest entrance is the side where Abraham Lincoln Statue is located.