Tom Briese, who farms near Albion with his wife Joan, filed paperwork on Tuesday morning with Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale to be a candidate for Legislative District 41. Nine counties make-up District 41 including Antelope, Boone, Garfield, Greeley, Howard, Pierce, Sherman, Valley, and Wheeler.
“Since announcing my campaign last June, I’ve traveled thousands of miles and met hundreds of Nebraskans,” said Briese, a fourth generation Boone County farmer. “I’ve met so many great people at civic clubs, county fairs, and business group meetings in communities across the nine counties of District 41.”
Briese continued, “Everywhere I go, Nebraskans tell me they want lower property taxes, strong schools for our kids, and job opportunities especially for young people in our rural communities. I share those priorities and will make them the focus of my campaign and my service in the Legislature.”
The primary election is Tuesday, May 10 and the general election is Tuesday, November 8.
Tom Briese’s farm operation includes irrigated and dryland farming of both soybeans and corn. Briese served on the Boone Central School Board for two terms, 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. Briese is a member of the Nebraska Cattlemen, Nebraska Soybean Association, Central Plains Corn Growers Association, Nebraska Farm Bureau and the National Rifle Association.
Briese, age 56, 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 Joan Briese have been married for 29 years. They have one son Adam, a daughter Ashley who is married to Cameron Jones, and two grandsons ages 9 and 4.