Nebraska Democratic Party

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Nebraska Democratic Party
Chairperson Jane Kleeb
Headquarters Lincoln, NE
Ideology Modern liberalism
Social liberalism
National affiliation Democratic Party

The Nebraska Democratic Party (NDP) is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of Nebraska. As of 2017, the party holds none of Nebraska's statewide offices or any of the state's Congressional seats.

Party history[edit]

Democrats dominated Nebraska until 1860. In 1890, Democrat William Jennings Bryan ran for President three times but lost every time. The state has elected more Democrats to the governor seat and into Congress.

Nebraska passed a referendum in 1937 which gave it the country's only unicameral legislature known as the Nebraska Unicameral. It is a nonpartisan single-house system.[1]

Nevertheless, despite the lack of party registration, party primaries or party-based caucasing, senators in the legislature are informally affiliated with political parties in the state by party endorsements and campaign support. In the 2012 election, it was estimated that 17 senators were Democratic affiliates. In the 2016 elections, bucking national trends, Democrats flipped 5 seats from Republican to Democratic in the state's Unicameral.

Historically prominent Nebraska Democrats[edit]

Current elected officials[edit]

The Nebraska Democratic Party holds none of the state's six statewide offices, none of the state's U.S. House seats, and neither of the state's U.S. Senate seats.

Executive Committee[edit]


  • Jane Fleming Kleeb, State Chair
  • Frank LaMere, 1st Associate Chair
  • Tom Tilden, 2nd Associate Chair
  • Patty Zieg, National Committeewoman
  • Ron Kaminski, National Committeeman

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nebraska,,, retrieved 14 December 2011
  2. ^ Your State Executive Committee,Nebraska Democratic Party,, retrieved 14 November 2016

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