Rick Kolowski

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Rick Kolowski
Member of the Nebraska Legislature
from the 31st district
Assumed office
January 9, 2013
Preceded by Rich Pahls
Personal details
Born (1944-12-26) December 26, 1944 (age 72)
Sioux Falls
Political party Democratic
Residence Omaha, Nebraska

Rick Kolowski (born December 26, 1944 in LaSalle, Illinois)[1] is a politician from the U.S. state of Nebraska. He represents District 31 in the Nebraska Legislature.[2]

Kolowski earned his BA from Lake Forest College in 1966, his MS from the University of Nebraska Omaha, and his PhD from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

When Senator Rich Pahls retired and left the District 31 seat open, Kolowski placed first in the May 15, 2012 primary election with 3,214 votes,[3] and won the November 6, 2012 general election with 9,121 votes against Acela Turco.[4]

Kolowski retired from the Millard Public Schools where he served in several positions over his three decades of employment, culminating as principal of Millard West High School. Before running for the Nebraska Legislature, Kolowski served as a board member for the Learning Community of the Douglas and Sarpy Counties as well as an elected member of the Papio Missouri River Natural Resources District board.


  1. ^ "Sen. Rick Kolowski: Biography" Archived September 12, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.. Nebraska Legislature. Retrieved 2015-10-02. Archived 2015-09-12 at Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Senator Rick Kolowski's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ Gale, John A. "Primary Election May 15, 2012" (PDF). Lincoln, Nebraska: Secretary of State of Nebraska. p. 35. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ Gale, John A. "Official Results of Nebraska General Election November 6, 2012" (PDF). Lincoln, Nebraska: Secretary of State of Nebraska. p. 14. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 

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