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Charlie Janssen

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Charlie Janssen
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Current candidacy
Running for Nebraska Auditor
Current office
Nebraska State Senate, District 15
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 4, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyNon-partisan
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 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sWayne State College
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1989 - 1993
Personal
Place of birthFremont, Nebraska
ProfessionOwner, RTG Medical
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Charlie Janssen (b. 1971) is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Janssen was planning to run for Governor of Nebraska in the 2014 elections but withdrew from the race in late January 2014, nearly a year after confirming his bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination on February 19, 2013. As the field of candidates grew, Jansen said he did not see a clear path to victory.[1][2] Instead Janssen ran for Nebraska Auditor, securing the Republican nomination on May 13, 2014.[3]

Biography

Janssen earned his bachelor's degree from Wayne State College. His professional experience includes working as the chairman and CEO of RTG Medical. Janssen served as a Rescue Swimmer in the United States Navy.[4]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
Revenue
Transportation and Telecommunications

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Immigration legislation

In June 2010, a controversial piece of immigration legislation arrived on the Judiciary Committee's desk. The ordinance passed.

Late that month, Nebraska Watchdog reported that Janssen was still considering statewide legislation similar to the landmark anti-illegal immigration law in Arizona. Janssen says, ”The road ahead will not be easy. Outside interests and influences will be there at every turn, playing upon the fears of citizens.”[5]

Elections

2014

See also: Nebraska down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Janssen dropped out of the race for Governor of Nebraska in late January 2014 after stating that he no longer saw a clear path to victory.[2][1][6][7][8] Instead, Janssen won the Republican nomination for the race for Nebraska Auditor on May 13, 2014 against Larry Anderson.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Results

Primary
Nebraska Auditor, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Larry Anderson 43.4% 70,618
Charlie JanssenGreen check mark transparent.png 56.6% 92,277
Total Votes 162,895
Election Results Via:Nebraska Secretary of State.


2012

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2012

Janssen won re-election in the 2012 election for Nebraska State Senate District 15. Janssen was unopposed in the May 15 primary election and defeated Mike Petersen in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[9][10]

Nebraska State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCharlie Janssen Incumbent 66.8% 9,358
     Nonpartisan Mike Petersen 33.2% 4,654
Total Votes 14,012
Nebraska State Senate District 15 Nonpartisan Primary Nonpartisan Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharlie Janssen Incumbent 65.5% 4,345
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Petersen 34.5% 2,287
Total Votes 6,632

2008

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Janssen won election to the 15th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Richard Register.[11]

Nebraska State Senate, District 155 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charlie Janssen 8,351
Richard Register 6,350

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Janssen is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Janssen raised a total of $218,892 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[12]

Charlie Janssen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 15 Won $89,004
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 15 Not up for election $42,024
2008 Nebraska State Senate, District 15 Won $87,864
Grand Total Raised $218,892

2012

Janssen won re-election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Janssen raised a total of $89,004.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charlie Janssen's campaign in 2012
Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce & Industry$4,000
Jon Gilfry Investments Co.$3,500
Nebraska Realtors Association$3,500
Nebraska Bankers Association$3,450
Fremont Beef Co.$3,100
Total Raised in 2012$89,004
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Janssen was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Janssen raised a total of $42,024.

2008

Janssen won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Janssen raised a total of $87,864.

Personal

Janssen has two children. He has been involved with the American Legion Post 20, Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce, Fremont Area Medical Center Foundation, Fremont Area United Way, Fremont Masonic Lodge, Fremont National Bank, Fremont Veterans Club Fremont Veterans Honor Guard Unit, Greater Fremont Development, Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District, Northeast Nebraska Housing Board, Scottish Rite, Tangier Shriners, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Preceded by
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Nebraska State Senate District 15
2009–present
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