CREIGHTON — Nebraska State Senator Tim Gragert announced he will not be seeking a second term in the Legislature in 2022. Gragert was elected to the Legislature in 2018. After winning the Primary Election in a crowded field of six candidates, Gragert went on to win the General Election and has represented Legislative District 40 since being sworn into office in January 2019.
In announcing his intentions, Gragert said, “Serving the constituents of District 40 has been a great honor. I want to thank the voters for their confidence in me to represent them in Lincoln.”
Serving in the Legislature, Gragert has been an advocate for water quality, veterans, agriculture, broadband to better serve the northern counties of Nebraska, and worked with colleagues to deliver more property tax relief.
Gragert added, “Having served my country and state for the past 40-plus years has given me great joy. Donna is looking forward to retirement and we plan to spend more time with our grandchildren and enjoying our retirement together.”
When elected, District 40 included Boyd, Cedar, Dixon, Holt, Knox and Rock Counties in Northern Nebraska. After redistricting by the Legislature in 2021, Legislative District 40 will now include Antelope, Cedar, Dixon, Holt, Knox and northern Pierce Counties.
“I would like to thank Governor Ricketts and my colleagues in the Legislature for working together over the past three years and I look forward to concluding the 2022 legislative session by continuing to advocate for the citizens of the state and the constituents of the 40th legislative district” Gragert said.