Mark Christensen

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Mark Christensen
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Nebraska State Senate, District 44
Incumbent
In office
2007- present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyNonpartisan
Compensation
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$129/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 four-year terms
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1984
Personal
BirthdayJuly 1, 1962
Place of birthHoldredge, Nebraska
ProfessionSecretary, R and A Christensen Farms, Inc.
ReligionWesleyan
Websites
Office website
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Mark Christensen (b. July 1, 1962) is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 44. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006, and currently serves as an Executive Board Member.

Biography

Christensen earned his bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1984. His professional experience includes working as a commodities trader, rancher and secretary.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking, Commerce and Insurance, Vice Chair
Judiciary

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Christensen served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Christensen served on the following committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010

Christensen came in first in the May 11, 2010 primary, besting Thomas Baker by a margin of 4,615-2,818. Christensen defeated Baker in the November 2, 2010 general election.[2]

Nebraska State Senate, District 44 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Christensen 7,267
Thomas Baker 4,758

2006

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Christensen won election to the 44th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Frank Shoemaker.[3]

Nebraska State Senate, District 44 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Christiansen 7,796
Frank Shoemaker 5,587

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Christensen is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Christensen raised a total of $166,313 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[4]

Mark Christensen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 44 Not up for election $20,148
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 44 Won $70,099
2008 Nebraska State Senate, District 44 Not up for election $6,474
2006 Nebraska State Senate, District 44 Won $69,592
Grand Total Raised $166,313

2012

Christensen was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Christensen raised a total of $20,148.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Christensen's campaign in 2012
Nebraska Colorado Cellular D/B/A Viaero Wireless$5,000
Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce & Industry$560
Nebraska Bankers Association$560
Nebraska Cooperative Council$560
Schmidt, Loran$500
Total Raised in 2012$20,148
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Christensen was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Christensen raised a total of $70,099.

2008

Christensen was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Christensen raised a total of $6,474.

2006

Christensen won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Christensen raised a total of $69,592.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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.[5]

  • Senators are scored on children's issues.
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  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 102nd Legislature, 1st Session from January 5 to June 8. In 2012, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was its 102nd Legislature, 2nd Session from January 4 to April 18.

  • Senators are scored on environment and conservation of land efforts.
  • Senators are scored on children's issues.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.

Endorsement

2011

On September 21, 2011, Senator Deb Fischer announced that Christensen was one of 13 members of the Nebraska Unicameral that endorsed her candidacy for the U.S. Senate.[6]

Personal

Christensen and his wife, Kathy, have seven children. He has been involved with the Southwest Northeast Corn Growers, Izzak Walton League, National Corn Growers, National Rifle Association, Nebraska Corn Growers, Nebraskans First, Pheasants Forever Quails Forever, Rotary, Spirit of Rock, Water Claim and the Wild Turkey Federation.[7]

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Preceded by
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Nebraska State Senate District 44
2007–present
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