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Tom White
Nebraska State Senate District 8
Former member
In office
2007 - 2011
Bachelor'sRegis University, 1979
J.D.Creighton School of Law, 1983
Tom White (b. 1956) is a former member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 8 from 2007 to 2011. He also served as an Executive Board Member until 2011.


White earned his B.A. in History and Philosophy from Regis University in 1979 and his J.D. from Creighton School of Law in 1983. His professional experience includes working as a truck driver, painter, construction worker and as a partner attorney of White, Wulff and Jorgensen.[1]


White served on three legislative committees:



White voted in favor in Nebraska Legislative Bill 39, to restrict initiative rights in Nebraska.[2]



See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010

White did not seek re-election to the Senate in 2010 in order to run for U.S. Congress.[3]


See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, White won election to the 8th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Marc Kraft.[4]

Nebraska State Senate, District 8 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom White 4,820
Marc Kraft 4,429

Campaign donors

In 2008, a year he was not up for re-election, White collected $89,864 in donations.[5] His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Nebraska United Transportation Union $5,000
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys $4,000
Nebraska State Education Association $4,000
Nebraska Professional Firefighters $3,000
Union Pacific Railroad $2,750


White and his wife, Barbara, have two children. White was involved with a number of organizations, including 4-H, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Field Club of Omaha Board of Directors, Nebraska Horse Council and the Saint Cecilia's Cathedral Parish.[1]

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Preceded by
Patrick Bourne
Nebraska State Senate District 8
Succeeded by
Burke Harr