Annette Dubas

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Annette Dubas
Annette Dubas Farm.png
Annette Dubas on her family farm.
Member of the Nebraska Senate
from the 34th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 2007
Preceded by Bob Kremer
Personal details
Born (1956-02-05) February 5, 1956 (age 58)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Political party Democratic

Annette M. Dubas (born February 5, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a Nebraska State Senator from Fullerton, Nebraska, United States, in the Nebraska Legislature. She was a candidate in the 2014 Nebraska gubernatorial election, but withdrew in November 2013.

Personal life[edit]

She was born on February 5, 1956, in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Fullerton High School in 1974. She is married and has four children. She, her husband, and one of her sons operate a farm and ranch, raising corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa, as well as purebred Angus cattle. Prior to being elected to the State Legislature, Dubas served on the Fullerton Public School Board for ten years and chaired the Nance County Planning and Zoning Commission for six years.

State legislature[edit]

She was elected in 2006 to represent the 34th Nebraska legislative district, which includes Hamilton, Merrick, and Nance, counties, as well as parts of Hall and Polk counties. Major communities in the district include Aurora, Fullerton, Central City, Doniphan, and small portions of Grand Island. She currently sits on the Natural Resources, Rules, and State-Tribal Relations committees. She chairs the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee.

Legislative highlights[edit]

In 2013, Dubas introduced LB 153 to expand the Civic and Community Center Financing fund to include recreational centers and the types of expenses the funds can be used for, changing the criteria that DED uses in evaluating applications to increase economic growth that benefits the entire state. The bill passed the Nebraska and was signed into law by Governor Dave Heineman. Dubas also led efforts in 2013 to create a minimum for foster care reimbursement rates, helping to recruit and retain quality foster parents and helping placement of special-needs children into quality homes. Prior to that, Dubas led legislative efforts to ensure the state of Nebraska exercised its full authority to protect landowners and protect water and natural resources as it relates to oil pipeline development in Nebraska. A supporter of the largest tax cut in Nebraska history, Dubas has also successfully steered to passage legislation to codify that women breastfeeding in public are not breaking the law.

Political positions[edit]

Dubas supports same-sex marriage.[1]

Gubernatorial candidacy[edit]

On September 22, 2013, Dubas launched her campaign for the 2014 Nebraska gubernatorial election.[2] On November 25, she announced that she was withdrawing as a candidate, stating that "campaign life was taking its toll on me and my family".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cindy Lange-Kubick: A candidate loving her gay brother, supporting marriage for all". JournalStar.com. October 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ Walton, Don. "Annette Dubas launches governor campaign". Lincoln Journal Star. September 22, 2013. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  3. ^ Walton, Don. "Dubas drops out of governor's race". Lincoln Journal Star. November 25, 2013. Retrieved November 25, 2013.

External links[edit]

Dubas's Nebraska Legislature website

Nebraska Legislature
Preceded by
Bob Kremer
Member of the Nebraska Legislature
from the 34th district

2007–present
Incumbent