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Ken Schilz


Ken served for 8 years as a Nebraska senator, completing his final term on January 4, 2017. He was first elected to the Legislature in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. Throughout his tenure, Ken served as Chairman of both the Agriculture Committee and Natural Resources Committee. He also served on the Banking Commerce and Insurance, Business and Labor, Education, and General Affairs committees.

Ken also works with businesses to help foster growth and expansion within Nebraska. He has worked with various companies to create relationships with communities and other entities to further economic development, entrepreneurship and job growth within the state.

Before serving in the Legislature, Ken managed a 20,000 head feed yard for 15 years. He served as past president of both Keith County Area Development and Nebraska Water Users. He was also a member of the Ogallala Planning and Zoning Committee and the Water Policy Task Force representing South Platte Water Users.

Ken received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska. Ken and his wife Deb have two children, Jake and Elizabeth.

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