Tommy Garrett

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Tommy Garrett
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Nebraska State Senate, District 3
Incumbent
In office
December 11, 2013- present
Years in position 1
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 4, 2014
AppointedDecember 11, 2013
Appointed byGovernor Dave Heineman
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sColorado State University
Master'sNational War College, Troy State University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force (retired)
Years of service1976 – 2003
Personal
ProfessionFounder and president, Garrett Group
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tommy L. Garrett is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 3. He was first appointed to the chamber by Governor Dave Heineman on December 11, 2013, to replace Scott Price, who resigned on November 1, 2013.[1]

Biography

Garrett earned his B.S. in Business Management from Colorado State University, his M.S. in International Relations from Troy State University and another M.S. from the National War College. His professional experience includes being the founder and current president of Garrett Group.[2] He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1976 to 2003.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Garrett served on the following committees:

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2014
Banking, Commerce and Insurance
Government, Military and Veterans Affairs

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Garrett's campaign website highlights the following issues:[3]

Advocating for Nebraska Values

  • Excerpt: "Integrity, excellence and service are values that Nebraskans understand. In the state legislature, I will work tirelessly for lower taxes and economic development. We need more good paying jobs."

Strengthening Families

  • Excerpt: "As a proud, pro-life father of 3, I understand that the strength of our community, district, and state depend upon the strength of families. We must reduce the unnecessarily high tax-burden we have in our state so families can thrive."

Elections

2014

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Nebraska State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 13, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for challengers wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014, two days after the statutory deadline, which fell on a Saturday. Incumbents were required to file for election by February 18, 2014, three days after the statutory deadline, which fell on the Saturday prior to Presidents Day. Incumbent Tommy Garrett defeated Carol Blood in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary election.[4][5]

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.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Garrett's endorsements include the following:[7]

  • Congressman Jeff Fortenberry
  • Bellevue Fraternal Order of Police
  • Governor David Heineman
  • Lt. Governor Lavon Heideman
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB/Nebraska)
  • Nebraska Cooperative Council
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation
  • Nebraska State Education Association (NSEA)
  • U.S. Senator Deb Fischer

Personal

Garrett and his wife, Julie, have three children.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Scott Price
Nebraska State Senate District 3
December 11, 2013-present
Succeeded by
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