|Member of the Nebraska Legislature
from the 45th district
|Preceded by||Paul Hartnett|
|Succeeded by||Sue Crawford|
August 22, 1966 |
Democratic (before 2006)
|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. 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. In 2008, she ran for re-election unopposed.
Cornett chaired the Revenue committee (Chairperson), and sat on the Education Committee, the 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.
On September 24, 2013, Cornett moved from state government to local government to begin her new job as city administrator for David City, Nebraska. She submitted her resignation as David City Administrator, citing personal reasons, in July 2014.
- "Nebraska Unicameral Legislature". Sen. Abbie Cornett. Retrieved March 15, 2009.
- "Former state Sen. Abbie Cornett is new David City administrator". Lincoln Journal Star. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
- Peirce, Larry (23 July 2014). "Former state senator leaving job in David City". Lincoln Journal Star. David City Banner-Press. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
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