Nebraska Legislative District 1


“I am running for the Legislature to strengthen the quality of life in communities across southeast Nebraska. Farmers and ranchers across the district and state are struggling and need help now. Property tax reform is needed to stabilize and strengthen our farms, downtown businesses and families.”

About Janet

Janet Palmtag is a Nebraska City native as well as a graduate of Nebraska City Lourdes Central Catholic High School and University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Business Administration. Janet and her husband John own and operate several small businesses, including J.J. Palmtag Real Estate with offices in Nebr. City, Auburn and Rock Port, MO. Her campaign is focused on property tax reform and relief, helping agriculture, strengthening small rural businesses, the need for rural broadband and workforce housing.

Janet and John have three grown boys.

Janet’s community involvement includes:

  • Nebraska City Veterans Memorial Building Project, Brownville Concert Series; Nebr. City Rotary; Nebraska Rural Renaissance; and past member of St. Mary’s hospital foundation; Nebr. City Park board; Nebr. City Airport Authority and airport zoning board; and CASA Court appointed special advocate for children.
  • Janet has also been a University of Nebraska President’s Advisory Committee member; Former President of the Nebraska REATORS Association and was named the Nebraska REALTOR of the year in 2016; Nebraska Department of Economic Development commissioner; Nebraska Equal Opportunity commissioner; Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) board member.
  • Additionally, Janet has volunteered outside of Nebraska in New York City, New Delhi, India and Kenya.


Congressman Jeff Fortenberry

"Janet Palmtag will make an outstanding State Senator. Janet has extraordinary devotion to the community, extensive small business experience, and ability to get things done. She leads clearly—and with a big heart."

Former Governor Dave Heineman

"Janet Palmtag is an outstanding business and community leader. As the owner of a real estate company, she knows property taxes are too high for farmers and families. Janet would fight for lower taxes and less regulations. She is pro-family, pro-jobs and pro-education. I strongly support Janet Palmtag to be your next State Senator."

John Gale, Former Secretary of State

"Janet. You have been a great community leader, industry leader, and a strong voice politically through the years through your support of candidates. You would be an exemplary state senator who would understand the issues & differences of opinion, and how to compromise to a good solution. You would be listened to by others and your opinion respected. Nebraska needs you!"

Dr. Sara Crook

"Janet will be an independent voice for southeast Nebraska, yet a visionary that will always see the big picture of what benefits all Nebraskans. Her vast experiences in our district and her expertise in the entrepreneurial realm will allow her to command respect with fellow state senators."

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The Hon. Randall L. Rehmeier (Ret) & Candace Rehmeier
Former Mayor Jack Hobbie & Peggy Hobbie

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