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Rick Nelson

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Rick Nelson
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Current candidacy
Running for Kentucky Treasurer
Current office
Kentucky House of Representatives, District 87
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 14
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$1,788.51/month
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2000
Next primaryMay 19, 2015
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCumberland College, 1976
Master'sEastern Kentucky University, 1988
Personal
Date of birthJune 11, 1954
Place of birthBlack Star, Kentucky
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Rick G. Nelson (b. June 11, 1954) from Middlesboro, Ky is a Democratic member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 87. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Nelson is a candidate for Kentucky Treasurer in the 2015 elections. He filed to run for treasurer on November 20, 2014.[1]

Biography

Nelson's professional experience includes working as a retired teacher in the Bell County School System.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Nelson served on the following committees:

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2015
Education, Vice Chair
Labor and Industry, Vice Chair
Transportation
Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Safety
Education
Labor and Industry, Co-Chair
Transportation
Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection

2013-2014

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

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Labor and Industry, Chair
Transportation
Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Safety

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2015

See also: Kentucky Treasurer election, 2015

Seven state executive offices in Kentucky are up for election in 2015. The general election will be held on November 3, 2015, following a primary election on May 19, 2015. The following sections summarize filed candidates running for each state executive office on the ballot:

Governor/Lieutenant Governor

Attorney General

Secretary of State

Auditor

Commissioner of Agriculture

Treasurer


Polls

Hypothetical match-ups

Kentucky Treasurer, Ball v. Nelson
Poll Rick Nelson (D) Allison Ball (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Gravis Marketing
January 5-6, 2015
32%34%35%+/-4608
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Campaign finance

Fourth quarter report (2014)
Comprehensive donor information for this election has been collected from the state's campaign finance authority. Based on available campaign finance records, the candidates raised a raised a total of $207,835.03 and spent a total of $11,482.7 during this reporting period. This information was last updated on January 25, 2015.[2]

Campaign Contributions and Expenditures
Candidate Office Beginning balance Contributions Expenditures Ending balance
Neville Blakemore Democratic Party Kentucky Treasurer $0 $204,235.03 $8,919.19 $195,315.84
Daniel Grossberg Democratic Party Kentucky Treasurer $0 $2,000 $352.96 $1,647.04
Allison Ball Republican Party Kentucky Treasurer $17,682.31 $1,600 $2,210.55 $17,071.76
Richard Henderson Democratic Party Kentucky Treasurer $0 $0 $0 $0
Jim Glenn Democratic Party Kentucky Treasurer $0 $0 $0 $0
Kenny Imes Republican Party Kentucky Treasurer $0 $0 $0 $0
Jon Larson Republican Party Kentucky Treasurer $0 $0 $0 $0
Rick Nelson Democratic Party Kentucky Treasurer $0 $0 $0 $0
Grand Total Raised $207,835.03
Grand Total Spent $11,482.7

2014

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kentucky House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 28, 2014. Incumbent Rick Nelson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nelson won re-election in the 2012 election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 87. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 22, 2012, and defeated Joshua D. Howard (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 87, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRick Nelson Incumbent 69.6% 8,860
     Republican Joshua Howard 30.4% 3,875
Total Votes 12,735

2010

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2010

Nelson's opponent in the November 2 general election was Republican candidate Barry Carnes. According to official results, Nelson defeated Carnes by a margin of 9,202 to 2,669.[8]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 87 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Nelson (D) 9,202
Barry Carnes (R) 2,669

Nelson ran unopposed in the May 18 Democratic primary election.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Nelson was re-elected to the 87th District Seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives with no opposition.[9] He raised $13,235 for his campaign.[10]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 87 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngRick Nelson (D) 9,334 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nelson is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Nelson raised a total of $289,106 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 19, 2013.[11]

Rick Nelson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kentucky State House, District 87 Won $116,295
2010 Kentucky State House, District 87 Won $39,676
2008 Kentucky State House, District 87 Won $13,235
2006 Kentucky State House, District 87 Won $54,275
2004 Kentucky State House, District 87 Won $7,191
2002 Kentucky State House, District 87 Won $32,778
2000 Kentucky State House, District 87 Won $24,076
1998 Kentucky State House, District 87 Defeated $1,580
Grand Total Raised $289,106

2012

Nelson won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $116,295.
Kentucky House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rick Nelson's campaign in 2012
Kentucky House Democratic Caucus$20,000
Kentucky Democratic Party$10,000
Kentucky Optometric Association$1,500
General Drivers Warehousemen & Helpers Local 89$1,000
Electrical Workers Local 369$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$116,295
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Nelson won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $39,676.

2008

Nelson won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $13,235.

2006

Nelson won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $54,275.

2004

Nelson won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $7,191.

2002

Nelson won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $32,778.

2000

Nelson won election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $24,076.

1998

Nelson lost the election for the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $1,580.

Personal

Nelson and his wife, Inetta, have one child.[12] He is a member of Gideons International, Kentucky Education Association, National Rifle Association (NRA), and the West Cumberland Avenue Baptist Church.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
J.C. "Bo" Ausmus III
Kentucky House of Representatives District 87
2001–present
Succeeded by
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