|Member of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents from the 3rd district|
1994 – 2012
|Succeeded by||Jim Pillen|
April 7, 1955 |
Platte Center, Nebraska, U.S.
|Alma mater||Nebraska Central Community
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Chuck Hassebrook (born April 7, 1955) was the Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Governor of Nebraska in the 2014 election. He was the Executive Director of the Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons, Nebraska and was briefly a candidate for the United States Senate in the 2012 election. Hassebrook has served 36 years with the Center, winning changes in federal tax, farm, conservation and rural development policy.
A Democrat, Hassebrook serves on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, including two terms as chair, and is current Chair of the Board of the USDA North Central Region Rural Development Center. He previously served on the Nebraska Rural Development Commission, US Department of Agriculture National Commission on Small Farms, USDA Agricultural Science and Technology Review Board and the Board Bread for the World.
Hassebrook is a University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate and a native of Platte Center, Nebraska, where his family has been engaged in farming for more than a century. He lives with his wife, Kate, and sons Anton and Peter in Lyons.
In 2012, Hassebrook briefly sought the open U.S. Senate seat of retiring Democrat Ben Nelson before withdrawing from the race in favor of former Senator and Governor Bob Kerrey. He was the Democratic nominee in the 2014 Nebraska Governors race. Hassebrook went on to lose the election to Republican Pete Ricketts on November 4, 2014.
|Party political offices|
|Democratic nominee for Governor of Nebraska