Thank you to Senator Lambert: Candidate for Nebraska Legislature, LD 2

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Senator Paul Lambert

Nebraska State Senator Candidate

 Senator Paul Lambert: Biography

Appointed to Nebraska Legislature: Oct. 7, 2011, to replace Dave Pankonin, who resigned.

District: 2

Born: July 12, 1950 in Omaha.

Education: Graduate of Nehawka High School, 1968; attended Wayne State College and the University of Omaha.

Home Town: Plattsmouth

Family: Married Patty Long, Oct. 3, 1992, one child.

Occupation: Auto sales consultant.

Former: Plattsmouth mayor; sales representative; ironworker; construction foreman.

Member: First Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge #6.

Former member: Plattsmouth City Council.


On October 6, 2011 I was honored to be appointed by Governor Dave Heineman to represent District 2 in the Nebraska Legislature. The appointment was prompted by the resignation of Senator Dave Pankonin, who left office to devote more time to his family’s business matters.

I am a lifelong resident of Cass County. My father was a farmer and factory worker, and my mother was an elementary school teacher. As a teenager I worked on the family farm, where I developed a strong understanding of and respect for Nebraska’s farm economy.

I attended Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I then earned a real estate license, worked construction as an iron worker and served as a sales consultant for companies such as Firestone, Goodyear and Michelin. I came to know and understand the strengths, challenges and unique needs of Nebraska’s labor force.

In 1999 I was appointed to the Plattsmouth City Council. I was twice elected to the Council and became the Council’s president in 2003. Later the same year I became mayor of Plattsmouth and was reelected to the position for two more terms.

My wife Patty and I have been married for 19 years, and I am an active member of the Presbyterian Church of Plattsmouth.

I am energized by the opportunity to represent District 2 in the Nebraska Legislature. My primary goal will always be to leave our district and this state better than I found it.

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