Tom Ivester

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Tom Ivester
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Oklahoma State Senate District 26
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Education
Bachelor'sTexas Christian University
J.D.University of Oklahoma
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tom Ivester is a Democratic member of the Oklahoma State Senate, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Ivester serves as State Senate Minority Caucus Chairman. He previously served as an Assistant Minority Floor Leader.

Biography

Ivester earned his B.S. and his B.A. from Texas Christian University and his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Energy
Judiciary
Pension
Veterans and Military Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2010

Ivester ran unopposed for re-election to the Oklahoma State Senate. The election took place on November 2, 2010. Vote totals were not reported.[2][3][4][5]

2006

See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Ivester was elected to Oklahoma Senate District 26.[6]

Ivester raised $463,125 for his campaign.[7]

Oklahoma Senate District 26
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png TOM IVESTER (D) 9,386
TODD RUSS (R) 9,111

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tom Ivester is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Tom Ivester raised a total of $1,023,799 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 14, 2013.[8]

Tom Ivester's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma State Senate, District 26 Not up for election $161,117
2010 Oklahoma State Senate, District 26 Won $335,314
2008 Oklahoma State Senate, District 26 Not up for election $64,243
2006 Oklahoma State Senate, District 26 Won $463,125
Grand Total Raised $1,023,799

2012

Tom Ivester was not up for election to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Tom Ivester raised a total of $161,117.
Oklahoma State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Ivester's campaign in 2012
Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association$1,000
JP Morgan Chase & Co$1,000
Spectra Energy$800
Nextera Energy$750
Edp Renewables North America LLC PAC (Aka Edpr Na PAC)$500
Total Raised in 2012$161,117
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Tom Ivester won re-election to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Tom Ivester raised a total of $335,314.

2008

Tom Ivester was not up for election to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Tom Ivester raised a total of $64,243.

2006

Tom Ivester won election to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Tom Ivester raised a total of $463,125.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 54th Oklahoma State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to May 24. In 2014, the Oklahoma State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to May 23.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with business, industry, job creation and economic growth issues deemed important by the private sector.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the environment.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the growth and development of the Oklahoma City region.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 53rd Oklahoma State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 7 to May 27. In 2012, the 53rd Oklahoma State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 6 to May 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with business, industry, job creation and economic growth issues deemed important by the private sector.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the environment.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the growth and development of the Oklahoma City region.

Personal

Ivester is married to DeAun and has two children: Joseph and Jackson. They currently reside in Sayre, Oklahoma.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Oklahoma State Senate District 26
2006–present
Succeeded by
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