Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2010; re-elected 2014

Born Lydia Scherbak, July 14, 1953, in Lincoln. Graduate of Lincoln High School, 1971; University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.A.), 1989.

Family: Married Lee A. Brasch, July 9, 1993; two children: Dylan and Alyssa; five grandchildren.

Occupation: Farmer; owner, Brasch Marketing and Design.

Former: Service agency salesperson, Computer Automation Systems Education Solutions; marketing director, Nebraska State Fair; public information officer, Nebraska Department of Revenue.

Member: West Point Optimist Club; Association of Educational Service Agencies; St. Paul Lutheran Church of Bancroft.

Former member: Nebraska State Fair Foundation; Cuming County Fair Foundation.

Honors and awards: Toll Fellow, Council of State Governments Henry Toll Fellowship Program, 2014; BILLD fellow, Midwest Council of State Governments Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership, 2012; National Conference of State Legislatures Emerging Leaders Symposium, 2012; Presidents award, National Management Association, state chapter, 1990.