|Nebraska State Senate District 48|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||6|
|Per diem||$123/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 four-year terms|
|Bachelor's||Chadron State College, 1962|
|Master's||Chadron State College, 1966|
|Other||EdD, Montana State University, 1975|
|Birthday||February 17, 1940|
|Place of birth||Bayaed, NE|
Born February 17, 1940 in Bayaed, Nebraska, Sen. Harms spent his career before his election to the state legislature in education. He earned is Bachelor of Science, Masters of Science in * Education, and Doctor of Education (E.Ed.) from Chandron State college. He retired from his last position as Western Nebraska Community College in 2006. Priot to that he was president of McCook Community College (1973-76), dean of instruction at Northeast Technical College (1972-73), dean of instruction at Northeastern Nebraska College (1970-72), dean of students at Northeastern Nebraska College (1968-70); director of housing and financial aid at Chadron State College (1966-68), graduate assistant, Chadron State College (1966), and a high school teacher at Gering Public School (1962-65). The son of a Greek immigrant, teaching has become a family profession, with two of his children working in education.
Harms earned both his Bachelors degree and MS from Chadron State College in 1962 and 1966 respectively and earned his EdD from Montana State University in 1975.
Harms began his professional experience in 1962 as a high school teacher for Gering Public School. He left in 1965 and a year later, in 1966, he worked as a graduate assistant for Chadron State College. That same year, he began working as the director of housing and financial aid until 1968. In 1968, he became Dean of Students for Northeastern Nebraska College until 1970, in which year he became the Dean of Instruction for the same institution. His work at Northeastern Nebraska College ended in 1972 when he became the Dean of Instruction at Northeast Technical College until 1973. In that year, Harms became president of McCook Community College for three years. From 1976 to 2006, John Harms worked as president of Western Nebraska Community College.
Harms joined the Nebraska State Legislature as a senator in 2007.
Harms is involved with a number of organizations, including American Association of Community Colleges, American Vocational Association, Association of Community College Trustees, Monument Bible Church, Scottsbluff and Geering Rotary, Rotary/Chadron, Norfolk, McCook, Scottsbluff, McCook Rotary, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Eagles, Elks, Masons, Moose, and Scottish Rites.
Harms currently serves on Greater Nebraska Workforce Investment Board, Nebraska Children's and Family Foundation, Nebraska Rural Development Commission, Nebraska Educational Television Council for Higher * Education, Community Health Charities, (Formerly CHAD Combined Health Agencies Drive), Nebraska Foundation for Humanities, Combined Health Agencies of Nebraska Leadership Council, and the National League for Nursing Council.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Harms served on the following committees:
|Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Harms served on these committees:
|Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Harms served on these committees:
|Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2009|
- See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010
|Nebraska State Senate, District 48 (2006)|
In 2010, a year in which Harms was up for re-election, he collected $16,518 in donations.
Listed below are the four largest contributors to Harms's 2010 campaign.
|Nebraska Bankers Association||$1,500|
|Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce & Industry||$1,500|
|Associated General Contractors Of Nebraska||$1,500|
|Nebraska Optometric Association||$1,500|
In 2008, a year he was not up for re-election, Harms collected $4,650 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Nebraska State Education Association||$1,000|
|Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants||$1,000|
|Union Pacific Railroad||$500|
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Sen. John Harms
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2802
Harms is currently married to Pat Harms with three children and is known to be Protestant.
- John Harms official campaign website
- John Harms official Nebraska State legislature website
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- ↑ Official unicameral bio
- ↑ Unicameral Update, Harms brings lifetime of learning to Legislature, January 26, 2008
- ↑ Nebraska Secretary of State - 2010 General Election Results
- ↑ Nebraska Secretary of State - 2006 General Election Results
- ↑ www.1011now.com Sen. Deb Fischer Announces Endorsements from 13 Neb. State Senators, September 21, 2011
- ↑ 2010 campaign contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributions to John Harms
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