|Nebraska State Senate District 38|
|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||University of Northern Colorado, 1963|
|Master's||University of Northern Colorado, 1964|
|Ph.D.||University of Iowa, 1967|
|Birthday||December 9, 1941|
|Place of birth||Holdrege, NE|
Born December 9, 1941 in Holdrege, Nebraska, Sen. Carlson is a financial advisor from Holdridge, Nebraska. Prior to his election to the Nebraska Legislature, he served as a member of the Holdrege District 44 School Board.  Sen Carlson earned a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He then received his PhD in education from the University of Iowa.
Carlson earned his Bachelors degree and is MS from the University of Northern Colorado in 1963 and 1964 respectively. He later earned his PhD from the University of Iowa in 1967.
Carlson began his professional experience at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh as a professor from 1967 to 1974. In that year, he became a professor at Taylor University. He served there until 1977, when he became a senior agent for Principal Financial Group until 2006. He now serves as a financial advisor.
Carlson became a member of Holdrege District School Board in 1986 and served until 1994. In 1992, he was president of the board. He joined the Nebraska State Legislature in 2007 as a senator.
Carlson is involved with a number of organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce, the Holdrege Rotary, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Nebraska Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Christian Homes Board, the Young Men's Christian Association Board, the Nebraska Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Holdrege Rotary Central Nebraska Associaiton of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Holdrege Optimists, and the Church Board.
Carlson currently served on one non-legislative committee in 1983, the Holdrege Chamber of Commerce.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Carlson served on the following committees:
|Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Banking, Commerce and Insurance|
|• Natural Resources, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Carlson served on these committees:
|Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture, Chair|
|• Business and Labor|
|• Natural Resources|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Carlson served on these committees:
|Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Business and Labor|
|• Natural Resources|
- See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010
|Nebraska State Senate, District 38 (2006)|
In 2010, a year in which Carlson was up for re-election, he collected $28,197 in donations.
Listed below are the four largest contributors to Carlson's 2010 campaign.
|Nebraska Association Of Insurance & Financial Advisors||$5,042|
|Nebraska Bankers Association||$1,792|
|Associated General Contractors Of Nebraska||$1,700|
|Nebraska Cooperative Council||$1,600|
In 2008, a year he was not up for re-election, Carlson collected $33,885 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Nebraska Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors||$6,526|
|Union Pacific Railroad||$2,000|
|Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce and Industry||$1,226|
|Associated General Contractors of Nebraska||$1,100|
|Nebraska Realtors Association||$1,000|
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Sen. Tom Carlson
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2732
Carlson is currently married to Margo Carlson with three children and is known to be Evangelical Free.
- Tom Carlson's official Nebraska State legislature website
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- ↑ Official unicameral bio
- ↑ Unicameral Update, Carlson trades ball fields for public service, January 26, 2008
- ↑ Nebraska Secretary of State - 2010 General Election Results
- ↑ Nebraska Secretary of State - 2006 General Election Results
- ↑ 2010 campaign contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributions to Tom Carlson
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