John Nelson, Nebraska Legislator
|Nebraska State Senate District 6|
|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|
|Chief Deputy, Douglas County Election Commissioner, Omaha,|
|High school||Geneva High School|
|Bachelor's||University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1957|
|J.D.||Creighton University, 1964|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1957-1960|
|Service branch||United States Naval Reserve|
|Years of service||1964-1986|
|Birthday||December 29, 1935|
|Place of birth||Geneva, NE|
Born December 29, 1935 in Geneva, Nebraska, Senator Nelson received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1957, and his J.D. from Creighton Law School in 1964. He is also a retired officer in the United States Navy Reserve, attaining the rank of Commander.
Nelson is an attorney by trade, focusing his practice on estate planning and small business law. 
Nelson graduated from Geneva High School, earned his Bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1957, and his Juris Doctor from Creighton Law School in 1964.
Nelson formerly served as a U.S. naval officer and served in the navy for three years, with his service beginning in 1957. Nelson also has professional experience as an attorney.
Nelson began his political experience in 1964 by joining the Douglas County Young Republicans until 1970, when he became the chief deputy of the Douglas County Election Commissioner. In 1974, he joined the Nebraska Republican State Central Committee and his service in all three positions ended in 1978.
Nelson is currently involved in a number of organizations, including Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation, Historic Chelsea Township Cemetery, Omaha Toastmasters Club 229, Kiwanis Club of Omaha, Inc., First Presbyterian Church, chancel choir and trustee, Nebraska State and Omaha Bar Associations, General Practice Section Committee, and Omaha Lawyer Referral Committee. Nelson was formerly involved with Innocents Society, chief deputy election commissioner, Douglas County, Omaha Central High School Parent-Educator-Pupil organization, Central High School Foundation, Nebraska Department of Labor, and the Douglas County and State Republican Central Committees.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Nelson served on the following committees:
|Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nelson served on these committees:
|Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nelson served on these committees:
|Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2009|
- See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010
|Nebraska State Senate, District 6 General election (2010)|
|Nebraska State Senate, District 6 (2006)|
In 2010, a year in which Nelson was up for re-election, he collected $47,357 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Nebraska State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John Nelson, Nebraska Legislator's campaign in 2010|
|Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce & Industry||$3,714|
|Nebraska Bankers Association||$2,764|
|Nebraska Cooperative Council||$2,200|
|Associated General Contractors Of Nebraska||$2,134|
|Union Pacific Railroad||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$47,357|
In 2008, a year he was not up for re-election, Nelson collected $17,615 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce and Industry||$1,929|
|Union Pacific Railroad||$1,500|
|First National of Nebraska||$1,500|
|Nebraska Bankers Association||$1,350|
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- Kelly: Omaha is tops in US for least financial stress - Omaha World-Herald
- Johanns sees farm bill flaws as fixable - Fremont Tribune - Fremont Tribune
- Venturi, US Open champion and CBS analyst, dies - NTV
- Senators override Heineman's veto of retirement plan bill - Omaha World-Herald
- Bradley has 3-stroke lead after 2 rounds at Nelson - NTV
- Grounded: NE lawmakers not ready to buy governor's airplane - Kansas Watchdog
- Lawmakers override teacher retirement veto - Lincoln Journal Star
- State plane study advances - Lincoln Journal Star
- Nebraska death penalty bill dead for the year - Sioux City Journal - Sioux City Journal
- New faces in Nebraska's Legislature may turn tide on capital punishment - Scottsbluff Star Herald
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Sen. John Nelson
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2714
Nelson is currently married to Judy Nelson with three children.
- John Nelson's official Nebraska State legislature website
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
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