LINCOLN, NEB. – State senators Theresa Thibodeau, Brett Lindstrom, and John McCollister, have received the Nebraska Farm Bureau-PAC’s (NEFB-PAC), “Friend of Agriculture” designation. All three candidates reside in Omaha and are seeking re-election to represent their respective districts in the Nebraska Legislature. Thibodeau is seeking re-election to represent District 6, Lindstrom to District 18, and McCollister to District 20.

“We appreciate what these individuals bring to the table in helping lead our state. All have made positive contributions to the Legislature,” said Mark McHargue of Central City, chairman of NEFB-PAC and first vice president of Nebraska Farm Bureau.

McHargue noted the value of Sen. Thibodeau’s experience as a small business owner in the Legislature, as well as pointing to Sen. Lindstrom’s contributions as a member of the Revenue Committee in helping advance the tax reform conversation.

McHargue also highlighted Sen. McCollister’s work to introduced legislation last year to implement a sales tax on remote sellers – a bill to level the playing field for Main Street businesses and increase state revenue which could make meaningful property tax relief a reality.  

“We are pleased to count Sen. Thibodeau, Sen. Lindstrom, and Sen. McCollister among those receiving our “Friend of Agriculture” designation for the 2018 general election,” said McHargue.

Nebraska Farm Bureau-PAC’s “Friend of Agriculture” designation is given to selected candidates for public office based on their commitment to and positions on agricultural issues, qualifications, previous experience, communication abilities, and their ability to represent their district. 

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service and advocacy efforts. More than 61,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit www.nefb.org.