Don Preister

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Don Preister
Member of the Nebraska Legislature
from the 5th district
In office
Preceded by Bernice Labedz
Succeeded by Heath Mello
Personal details
Born (1946-12-23) December 23, 1946 (age 70)
Columbus, Nebraska, U.S.
Political party Democratic

Don Preister (born December 23, 1946) is a Democrat who served 16 years as a Nebraska state senator from Bellevue, Nebraska in the Nebraska Legislature and greeting card manufacturer for Joy Creations. He has served on the Bellevue City Council since 2009 and was the council president for 2013. He founded Green Bellevue in 2009 and serves as its leader.

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Columbus, Nebraska and graduated from South High School in Omaha, Nebraska. He also graduated from University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1977. From 1966 to 1968 he was a U.S. Army medic who was awarded the Bronze Star and other medals during his service in Vietnam. He is a former Boys' Clubs of Omaha, Unit Director, community college instructor and current member of many South Omaha, Bellevue and veterans organizations.

State legislature[edit]

He was elected in 1992 to represent the 5th Nebraska legislative district and re-elected in 1996, 2000, and 2004. He served on the Agriculture, General Affairs, Natural Resources, Performance Audit, and Revenue committees and also served as Vice Chairman of the Executive Board, as well as the Committee on Committees .

Preceded by
Bernice Labedz
Nebraska state senator-district 5
Succeeded by
Heath Mello

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