Tim Gay

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Tim Gay
Nebraska State Senate District 14
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Nonpartisan
Profession Broker / Senator
Tim Gay (1964-) is a former member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 14 from 2007 to 2011.

Gay did not seek re-election in 2010.[1]

Born July 9, 1964 in Columbus, Nebraska, Senator Gay is a grain trader, and bank executive from Sarpy County, Nebraska. He has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Prior to his election to the Nebraska Legislature, he was a member of the Sarpy County Board of Commissioners[2] Gay is currently married to Tonee Gay with three children and is known to be Catholic.

Gay earned his Bachelor's degree From the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business in 1987.

Gay began his professional experience as a grain broker for Commodity Traders Incorporated from 1987 to 1994. In 1994, he served a similar position for Switzer Trading Company until 1999. In that year, he became the vice president of investment services with American National Bank, and currently serves in that regard.

Gay began his political experience as a board member of the Sarpy County Board of Commissioners from 1994 to 2006. In 2007, he began serving as a senator on the Nebraska State Legislature.

Gay was involved with the Nebraska Association of County Officials in 2001.

Gay served on the Eastern Nebraska Human Services Agency in 1998 as president.


Gay currently serves on:


On November 7, 2006, Gay won election to the 14th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Ian Hartfield.[3]

Nebraska State Senate, District 14 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Gay 8,289
Ian Hartfield 2,701

Campaign donors

In 2008, a year he was not up for re-election, Gay collected $43,674 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Nebraska Optometric Association $4,000
Nebraska Chiropractors Physicians Association $2,100
Nebraska Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors $2,000
Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants $1,700
Union Pacific Railroad $1,500

Contact information

Sen. Tim Gay
District 14
Room 1402
P.O. Box 94604
State Capitol
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2730 Email: tgay@leg.ne.gov

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nebraska State Senate District 14
Succeeded by
Jim Smith