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Tyson Larson
Nebraska State Senate, District 40
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$129/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 four-year terms
Bachelor'sGeorgetown University, 2008
BirthdayApril 16, 1986
Place of birthFt. Carson, Colorado
ProfessionHead of Business Operations & Risk Management, Art Research Technologies
Office website
Tyson Rope Larson (b. April 16, 1986) is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Larson earned his B.A. in Political Science/Theology/Anthropology from Georgetown University in 2008. His professional experience includes working as the head of business operations and risk management at Art Research Technologies.

Committee assignments


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

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013


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


Campaign themes


Larson's website highlighted the following campaign issues:

  • Abortion
Excerpt: "In the legislature Tyson will continue to fight for our core values to ensure that America stands strong for the things that we as Nebraskans and Americans hold most dear: the protection of the God given gift of life.dw"
  • Agriculture
Excerpt: "Since the backbone of the Nebraskan economy lies in its agricultural output, we must work hard for the farmers and ranchers both through legislation and by promoting more extensive trade between Nebraska and the world markets."
  • Education
Excerpt: "We as a state must introduce new measures in education to guarantee a prosperous economic future."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "I will introduce legislation that will encourage renewable energy investment and usage in Nebraska. Renewable energy will be a primary driver of world economic growth, and if Nebraska can become an early haven for these technologies it will be well placed in the future economically and politically."
  • Limited Government
Excerpt: "Government operates most efficiently at the local level, and the intricate relationship between the free market and the individual provides better short and long-term success when compared to governmental intervention."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "Lower taxes will put money back into the pockets of hard-working Nebraskans, facilitate entrepreneurship and the growth of small businesses, and bring strong economic growth to the state of Nebraska."



See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Nebraska State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 13, 2014. The general election will take 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 Tyson Larson and Keith Kube will face off in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary election.[1] Bruce Boettcher was removed from the ballot before the primary.[2]


See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Larson won election to the 40th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating the incumbent Merton Dierks.[3]

Nebraska State Senate, District 40 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tyson Larson 5,583
Merton Dierks 5,085

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Larson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Larson raised a total of $81,526 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[4]

Tyson Larson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 40 Not up for election $35,466
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 40 Won $46,060
Grand Total Raised $81,526


Larson was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Larson raised a total of $35,466.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tyson Larson's campaign in 2012
Nebraska Realtors Association$1,500
Friends of Nebraska Racing$1,175
Nebraska Chiropractors Physicians Association$1,000
Philip Morris$1,000
Nebraska Grocery Industry Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$35,466
Source:Follow the Money


Larson won election to the Brooklyn State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Larson raised a total of $46,060.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Merton Dierks
Nebraska State Senate District 40
Succeeded by