Jerry Johnson (Nebraska)

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Jerry Johnson
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Nebraska State Senate, District 23
In office
January 9, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 4, 2017
Years in position 1
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$129/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Office website
Campaign website
Jerry Johnson is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Johnson previously served as the Mayor of Wahoo, in municipal government, on the Wahoo City Council, and on numerous planning and zoning boards.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
General Affairs
Natural Resources



See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2012

Johnson won election in the 2012 election for Nebraska State Senate District 23. Johnson advanced past the May 15 primary election and defeated Vern Barrett in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Nebraska State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Johnson 53.7% 8,032
     Nonpartisan Vern Barrett 46.3% 6,934
Total Votes 14,966
Nebraska State Senate District 23 Nonpartisan Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Johnson 49.1% 3,323
Green check mark transparent.pngVern Barrett 38.7% 2,618
John Jack Pokorny 12.3% 830
Total Votes 6,771

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $144,696 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[3]

Jerry Johnson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 23 Won $144,696
Grand Total Raised $144,696


Johnson won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $144,696.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jerry Johnson's campaign in 2012
Johnson, Jerry$30,000
Nebraska Bankers Association$4,100
Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce & Industry$3,379
Nebraska Farm Bureau$3,000
Nebraska Cooperative Council$2,900
Total Raised in 2012$144,696
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2013, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 103rd Legislature, 1st Session from January 9 to June 5. In 2014, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 103rd Legislature, 2nd Session from January 8 to April 17.[4]

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Johnson and his wife, Arlene, have two children and five grandchildren.

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Preceded by
Chris Langemeier
Nebraska State Senate District 23
Succeeded by