G. McConway
December 22, 2023

Former Nebraska State Senator Passes Away at 59

The Nebraska political world had a shock wave sent through it with the passing of former State Senator and Douglas County Election Commissioner Scott Lautenbaugh.

Luatenbaugh served for roughly a decade between the two appointments.

Local Republican representatives described him as a “patriot and a hero in the legislature.”

Sad Day

While the cause of death was not immediately released, the condolences flooded social media.

Douglas County Board Chairwoman Mary Ann Borgeson stated, “On behalf of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners we send our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Scott Lautenbaugh. Scott was a wonderful public servant ~ serving as Douglas County Election Commissioner and State Senator. Scott was a friend to many and he will be missed, but never forgotten.”

Rep. Mike Flood (R-NE-02) stated, “I am stunned that my former colleague Scott Lautenbaugh passed away this morning.

“He was an enterprising, creative, and skilled orator who challenged the status quo and fought for conservative values. In the legislature, he championed fair election laws and was an early advocate for school choice. We are praying for his family and will long remember his incredible sense of humor and his friendship.”

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) also expressed her condolences, stating, “I was saddened to learn of the passing of my former colleague Scott Lautenbaugh this morning. Scott was a valuable member of the Legislature and of the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee.

“I enjoyed working with him on the infrastructure needs of Nebraska. He helped build a stronger Nebraska and was always guided by his conservative values.”

Our condolences go out to his family as well, for 59 is far too young to pass. Not to mention it happening at this time of the year when families are supposed to be celebrating, not mourning the loss of a loved one.

You can leave your messages to him and his family in the comments below.

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