Briese Announces Campaign For District #41 Seat In Unicameral

ALBION —  Tom Briese, Boone County farmer and attorney, announced his campaign Monday to represent District 41 in the Unicameral.
“I am pleased to announce my bid to represent the citizens of District 41 in the Nebraska Legislature,” said Briese. “It has been a privilege and a pleasure to run the family farm and raise my family here and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to give back to the area by strengthening rural Nebraska.”
“It’s important to realize our future in Nebraska, and rural Nebraska in particular, hinges on our ability to grow our economy, grow our population, and create opportunity for our children and grandchildren to live, work, and raise their families here.”
If elected Briese said he will focus on lowering taxes to make Nebraska more competitive, increasing educational opportunity, and rural economic development.
Briese stopped into The Elgin Review office Friday afternoon to drop off some information in advance of Monday’s announcement.
Briese is a fourth generation Boone County farmer, with an operation including irrigated and dryland farming with soybeans and corn. Briese served on the Boone Central School Board for six years, chairing the negotiation committee. Briese also served on the Farm Service Agency Committee, and is currently active with the Boone County Area Foundation Fund Committee and the Boone County Philanthropy Council.
He is a member of the Nebraska Cattlemen, Nebraska Soybean Association, Central Plains Corn Growers Association, Nebraska Farm Bureau and the National Rifle Association. Briese earned his degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1982 and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1985, graduating with distinction.
Tom and his wife Joan have been married for 28 years, they have one son Adam and a daughter Ashley who is married to Cameron Jones, they have two sons ages 8 and 3.
Due to term limits, current State Senator Kate Sullivan of Cedar Rapids will not be eligible to run for election. She was first elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2016.