Colby Coash was first elected to the Nebraska State Legislature in 2008 and won reelection in 2012. He represents the Capital City of Lincoln, Nebraska.
Colby Coash has been at the forefront of a conservative moment in the United States to end the practice of capital punishment. He believes that there are viable alternatives to execution that fulfil the state’s duty to maintain justice and safety. The death penalty has not actually been carried out in Nebraska for many years, delaying justice for both criminals and victims’ families. Senator Coash led the effort that resulted in abolishment of capital punishment in Nebraska, upholding both fiscal conservatism as well as reverence for life.
Coash serves as Vice-Chairmain of several committees including the Judiciary Committee where issues of justice are debated.
Coash is active in his church, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and attends with his wife, Rhonda, and son Cole.