|Omaha City Council|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||May 2013|
|First elected||May 2013|
|Nebraska State Senate|
|Bachelor's||Fort Hays State University|
|Master's||Fort Hays State University|
|Ph.D.||University of Nebraska, Lincoln|
|Date of birth||August 7, 1943|
|Place of birth||Jewell, Kansas|
Pahls earned his B.A. from Fort Hays State University in 1966, his M.A. from Fort Hays State University in 1967 and his Ed.D. from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1979. His professional experience includes working as a high school teacher in Atkinson, as a professor at Wayne State College and as a principal at Bess Streeter Aldrich Elementary School.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pahls served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pahls served on these committees:
Budget deficit 2010-2011
Nebraska state assemblymen discussed the possibly record-setting two year $669 million budget hole, but Pauls had a suggestion.
Pahls proposed to use the influx in sales taxes to eventually eliminate property taxes.
“I hope we’ll take a look at sales tax exemptions,” said Pahls.
- See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2008
|Nebraska State Senate, District 31 (2008)|
In 2008, Pahls collected $55,250 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Nebraska Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors||$3,000|
|Nebraska Bankers Association||$2,500|
|Nebraska Realtors Association||$2,000|
|Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce and Industry||$1,500|
Pahls and his wife, Lyn, have two children. He is known to be Catholic. Pahls has a history of involvement with a number of organizations, including the Millard Business Association, Tangiers Shrine Keystone Kop, Western Trails Homeowners Association, Children's Museum, Millard Jaycees, Millard Optimists, Nebraska Parent Teacher Association and the Sanitary Improvement District 266.
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- Profile from the City of Omaha
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004
- City of Omaha, "Position 5," accessed on December 15, 2014
- Unicameral Update, "Pahls values small town upbringing," January 26, 2008
- Watchdog.org, "Nebraska State Budget Mess = Cuts/Taxes/Shifts?," July 2010
- Nebraska Secretary of State, "2008 General Election Results," accessed April 10, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 contributions to Rich Pahls," accessed November 18, 2014
|Omaha City Council, District 5
| Succeeded by|
|Nebraska State Senate District 31
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