PLYMOUTH, NE — A southeast Nebraska state senator is seeking a second term in office.

Sen. Tom Brandt of Plymouth filed with the Secretary of State’s Office on Wednesday in order to run for re-election this year. Brandt serves District 32, which includes all of Fillmore, Jefferson, Saline and Thayer Counties, along with the southwestern portion of Lancaster County. 

“Four years ago the voters of District 32 chose me to be their representative in the Legislature and I am asking them to again elect me to serve a second term,” Brandt said in a news release. “During the past four years I have been advocating and supporting the issues important to District 32.”  

Brandt is a graduate of Tri County High School and the University of Nebraska. He is a farmer and livestock feeder near Plymouth. He lists his efforts in the legislature as advocating for property tax relief, better broadband access and fairness in school funding.

“I will continue standing for the voters of District 32,” Brandt said.  “Since being elected, I have continued to reach out to meet with and listen to the people of LD 32 and will continue doing so if re-elected to continue as your State Senator.”

He is a past chair and member of the Southeast Nebraska Corn Growers, served nine years on the Board of Directors of the Farmers Cooperative Dorchester, is a past member of the Farm Credit Services of America Advisory Council, past president and active member of the Plymouth Improvement Association, and past president of First Trinity Lutheran Church.  Brandt and his wife Sandra have two grown children, Mariah and Evan.