Jason Nelson

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Jason Nelson
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Oklahoma House of Representatives District 87
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
November 22, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Jason Nelson is a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 87. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He currently serves as Deputy Majority Floor Leader.

Nelson served as the legislative liaison to the Oklahoma House of Representatives from Frank Keating's office when Keating was the Governor of Oklahoma.

Biography

Nelson's professional experience includes owning a public relations firm and a wood furniture building, repair and restoration business.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations and Budget
Calendar
Common Education
Human Services

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oklahoma House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 11, 2014. Incumbent Jason Nelson was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Collin Walke was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Nelson defeated Walke in the general election.[2][3][4]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 87 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Nelson Incumbent 53.1% 4,406
     Democratic Collin Walke 46.9% 3,887
Total Votes 8,293

2012

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nelson ran in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 87. Nelson ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26 and defeated Nick Singer in the general election that took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7][8]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 87, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Nelson Incumbent 55.3% 7,052
     Democratic Nick Singer 44.7% 5,692
Total Votes 12,744

2010

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2010

Nelson won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary. He defeated Dana Orwig (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[9][10][11][12]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 87
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jason Nelson (R) 5,147
Dana Orwig (D) 4,369

2008

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Nelson was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[13] $142,375 was raised for this campaign.[14]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 87
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png JASON NELSON (R) 6,939
DANA ORWIG (D) 6,753

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jason Nelson is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Jason Nelson raised a total of $469,668 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[15]

Jason Nelson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 87 Won $156,572
2010 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 87 Won $170,721
2008 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 87 Won $142,375
Grand Total Raised $469,668

2012

Jason Nelson won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jason Nelson raised a total of $156,572.
Oklahoma House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jason Nelson's campaign in 2012
Chickasaw Nation$3,000
Chesapeake Energy$2,500
Barnett Jr, Howard G$2,500
Freede, Josephine$2,500
Freede, Josephine W$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$156,572
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Jason Nelson won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Jason Nelson raised a total of $170,721.

2008

Jason Nelson won election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Jason Nelson raised a total of $142,375.

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

Nelson and his wife, Lori, have two children: Benjamin and Grace.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Jason Nelson," accessed June 4, 2014
  2. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Candidates for State Elective Officials 2014," accessed April 15, 2014
  3. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official Results Statewide Primary Election — June 24, 2014," accessed July 10, 2014
  4. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official General Election Results, Federal, State, Legislative and Judicial Races — November 4, 2014," accessed November 5, 2014
  5. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Candidates for State Elective Office 2012," April 13, 2012
  6. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official Primary Election Results— June 26, 2012," July 6, 2012
  7. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Runoff Primary Election Results— August 28, 2012," accessed May 25, 2014
  8. Oklahoma State Election Board, "General Election Results— November 6, 2012," accessed May 25, 2014
  9. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Oklahoma Candidates for State Elective Office 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
  10. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Summary Results Primary Election — July 27, 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
  11. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Summary Results Runoff Primary Election — August 24, 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
  12. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Summary Results General Election — November 2, 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
  13. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Oklahoma House of Representatives official election results for 2008," accessed May 26, 2014
  14. Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed May 26, 2014
  15. followthemoney.org, "Nelson, Jason," accessed July 24, 2013
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