Russ Karpisek

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Russ Karpisek
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Nebraska State Senate, District 32
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
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Wilber
1994 - 2006
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1989
Personal
BirthdayJuly 20, 1966
Place of birthFriend, Nebraska
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Russ Karpisek (b. July 20, 1966) is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 32. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Karpisek serves as an Executive Board member.

Karpisek served as Mayor of Wilber from 1994 to 2006.

Biography

Karpisek earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1989. His professional experience includes working as a crop insurance agent and the owner and operator of Karpisek's Meat Market.[1][2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
General Affairs, Chair
Government, Military and Veterans Affairs
Nebraska Retirement Systems
Urban Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010

Karpisek ran for re-election to the 32nd District seat in 2010. He was unopposed. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

On November 2, 2010, Karpisek was re-elected to the 32nd District Seat in the Nebraska Senate. Karpisek ran unopposed in the general election.[3]

2006

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Karpisek won election to the 32nd District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Rob Schwab.[4]

Nebraska State Senate, District 32 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Russ Karpisek 7,173
Ron Schwab 4,989

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Karpisek is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Karpisek raised a total of $93,128 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[5]

Russ Karpisek's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 32 Not up for election $5,250
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 32 Won $30,642
2008 Nebraska State Senate, District 32 Not up for election $17,653
2006 Nebraska State Senate, District 32 Won $39,583
Grand Total Raised $93,128

2012

Karpisek was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Karpisek raised a total of $5,250.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Russ Karpisek's campaign in 2012
Altria$1,000
Reynolds American, Inc.$1,000
AFLAC$800
Time Warner Cable$500
Sterling Distributing Co.$500
Total Raised in 2012$5,250
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Karpisek won re-election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Karpisek raised a total of $30,642.

2008

Karpisek was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Karpisek raised a total of $17,653.

2006

Karpisek won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Karpisek raised a total of $39,583.

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.[6]

  • 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.

Personal

Karpisek and his wife, Jill Chaloupka, have two children. Karpisek has been involved with the Nebraska Association of Meat Processors, Wilber Area Community Foundation, Wilber-Clatonia Alumni Band, Wilber Czech Cemetery Board, Wilber Lions Club and the Wilber Sportsman Club.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Nebraska State Senate District 32
2007–present
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