Tom (Tom) Brewer (N-43)

State Senator Tom Brewer

Tom (Tom) Brewer (N-43)
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Capitol: 402.471.2628
FAX: 402.471.2126
District: 308.313.3405
Nebraska State Senate
Room 1423 State Capitol 1445 K Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
1445 K Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Residence:Gordon, NE

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Courage and commitment. These were the values instilled in Colonel Tom Brewer by his father, Ross Brewer, a wounded combat veteran of the Korean War. These values would later guide Tom Brewer from the family farm in Gordon to the battlefield in the Middle East, and back home as a candidate for the Nebraska Legislature. After graduating from Gordon High School, Tom enlisted in the Nebraska Army National Guard in 1977. He would go on to pursue an accomplished military education as a graduate of the Army War College, Command and General Staff College, and from the Army Airborne and Ranger Schools. In 1986, he graduated from the Helicopter flight school as a Cobra attack helicopter pilot. Tom would later graduate from Doane College in Crete, Nebraska, while earning his commission as an Infantry Officer. He moved back to Gordon with wife Kelli and worked at the local CO-OP and as a Reserve Police Officer. Tom-BrewerIn 1990, Tom was mobilized for Operation Desert Storm, the first of many tours in his career as an accomplished battlefield leader. In 2003, he was shot six times in an ambush near Kabul, Afghanistan, and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for courageous service in a combat zone. Tom volunteered to stay in Afghanistan with the Joint Special Forces Task Force. Tom's military service and leadership would soon extend beyond the battlefield. In August 2005, he was selected to Command the first Task Force responding to Hurricane Katrina, his unit rescuing more than 600 people during that operation. In 2007, Tom was selected to Command the CENTCOM Counter-Narcotics Task Force to fight drug trafficking through Central Asia. Armored-VestIn December 2011 during his sixth tour in Afghanistan, Tom was severely wounded when a rocket propelled grenade struck his vehicle. His wounds forced him into military retirement after 36 years of decorated service. Tom's family has followed his example. His wife Kelli retired with 26 years of service. His son Travis is a math teacher in Davenport, Iowa and serves in the Army National Guard. His daughter Kalee is an Ordinance Officer assigned to the 195th Forward Support Company (Special Operations) (Airborne). With deep Nebraska roots and a strong record of service to our state and nation, Colonel Tom Brewer is prepared to lead in the Nebraska Legislature.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Kelli M. Young   DOB: 8/6/1958
Counties Representing
Keya Paha