|Member of the Nebraska Senate
from the 45th district
2005 – January 2013
|Preceded by||Paul Hartnett|
|Succeeded by||Sue Crawford|
August 22, 1966 |
|Alma mater||University of Nebraska at Omaha, Bellevue University|
Senator Abbie Cornett was born in Omaha,Nebraska. She graduated from The University of Nebraska at Omaha, and the Nebraska Law Enforcement Academy (1993). She served as a Police officer with the City of Omaha for 10 years, before retiring after a service injury, later graduating with a degree in criminal justice from Bellevue University.
Cornett resides in Bellevue, Nebraska with her Husband and three daughters. She currently serves as the Chair, and Executive Director of Chairperson of the "Alliance for Biotheraputics", an organization formed in 2007 to assist patients whom have difficulties receiving intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) therapy. She is a member of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Altrusa, Optimist International, a retired-status member for the Nebraska Association of Women Police and the Fraternal Order of Police, and is a member of the Republican Party.
Cornett was elected in 2004 to represent the 45th legislative district after finishing first in a five-person primary, and winning the General Election with 60% of the 13,573 votes cast. Sworn into office on January 5, 2005, and reelected in 2008 unopposed.
She currently chairs the Revenue committee (Chairperson); sitting on the Education Committee; Committee on Committees; and the Developmental Disabilities Special Investigative Committee, formed in 2007.
In 2012, Cornett made headlines for introducing a tax package with the Governor of Nebraska Dave Heineman, changes in the Nebraska Advantage Act in order to attract data centers and a bill on behalf of the Attorney General Jon Bruning to strengthen law on negligent child abuse, among others.
Due to the passage of term limits for State Senators, Cornett is serving her final year in the Nebraska Legislature in 2012.
- "Nebraska Unicameral Legislature". Sen. Abbie Cornett. Retrieved March 15, 2009.
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