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Rick Nelson

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Rick Nelson
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Kentucky House of Representatives District 87
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$188.22/day
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCumberland College, 1976
Master'sEastern Kentucky University, 1988
Personal
BirthdayJune 11, 1954
Place of birthBlack Star, Kentucky
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Rick G. Nelson (b. June 11, 1954) from Middlesboro, Ky is a Democratic member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 87. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Biography

Nelson's professional experience includes working as a retired teacher in the Bell County School System.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Labor and Industry, Chair
Transportation
Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Safety

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: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kentucky House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 28, 2014. Incumbent Rick Nelson is unopposed in the Democratic primary.[1]

2012

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nelson won re-election in the 2012 election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 87. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 22, 2012, and defeated Joshua D. Howard (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 87, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRick Nelson Incumbent 69.6% 8,860
     Republican Joshua Howard 30.4% 3,875
Total Votes 12,735

2010

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2010

Nelson's opponent in the November 2 general election was Republican candidate Barry Carnes. According to official results, Nelson defeated Carnes by a margin of 9,202 to 2,669.[4]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 87 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Rick Nelson (D) 9,202
Barry Carnes (R) 2,669

Nelson ran unopposed in the May 18 Democratic primary election.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Nelson was re-elected to the 87th District Seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives with no opposition.[5] He raised $13,235 for his campaign.[6]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 87 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.pngRick Nelson (D) 9,334 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nelson is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Nelson raised a total of $289,106 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 19, 2013.[7]

Rick Nelson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kentucky State House, District 87 Won $116,295
2010 Kentucky State House, District 87 Won $39,676
2008 Kentucky State House, District 87 Won $13,235
2006 Kentucky State House, District 87 Won $54,275
2004 Kentucky State House, District 87 Won $7,191
2002 Kentucky State House, District 87 Won $32,778
2000 Kentucky State House, District 87 Won $24,076
1998 Kentucky State House, District 87 Defeated $1,580
Grand Total Raised $289,106

2012

Nelson won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $116,295.

2010

Nelson won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $39,676.

2008

Nelson won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $13,235.

2006

Nelson won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $54,275.

2004

Nelson won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $7,191.

2002

Nelson won re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $32,778.

2000

Nelson won election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $24,076.

1998

Nelson lost the election for the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $1,580.

Personal

Nelson and his wife, Inetta, have one child.[8] He is a member of Gideons International, Kentucky Education Association, National Rifle Association (NRA), and the West Cumberland Avenue Baptist Church.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
J.C. "Bo" Ausmus III
Kentucky House of Representatives District 87
2001–present
Succeeded by
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