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Tony Fulton
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Nebraska State Senate District 29
Former member
In office
2007 - 2013
PartyNonpartisan
Compensation
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$109/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $39/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
Appointed2007
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska, 1997
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 29, 1972
Place of birthAuburn, Nebraska
ProfessionCEO, Guardian Angels Home Care
ReligionRoman Catholic
CandidateVerification
Tony Fulton (b. September 29, 1972) is a former member of the Nebraska Unicameral representing District 29 from 2007 to 2013. He was first appointed to the legislature in 2007 to replace Mike Foley, who was elected as Nebraska's Auditor General.

Fulton is the CEO of Guardian Angels Homecare, a company that assists the elderly and disabled with their day-to-day needs. Prior to founding Guardian Angels, Fulton was an engineer. Aside from a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Nebraska, Fulton studied philosophy at Kansas Newman University, and earned a Master of Divinity degree in Theology from Franciscan University of Stubenville.[1]

Fulton has professional experience as director of sales for Johnston Boiler Company, as application engineer for Energy Recovery International, and as a consultant for Alvine Engineering.

Fulton began his political experience on the Nebraska State Republican Party Convention and in the Lancaster County Republican Party. In 2005 he attended the White House Conference on Aging as Nebraska's delegate.

Fulton has a history of involvement with a number of organizations, including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Better Business Bureau, Coalition for Older Adult Health Promotion, Legislative Review Committee, Knights of Columbus, Lincoln Area Agency on Aging Senior Companion Program, Lincoln Caregiver Education Group, Founding Committee, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln Independent Business Association, Godparent Youth Group Leader, Saint Peter's Catholic Church, and the University of Nebraska Students for Life.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fulton served on this committee:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Fulton served on this committee: Appropriations Committee

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Fulton won election to the 29th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Susan Scott.[2]

Nebraska State Senate, District 29 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tony Fulton 9,694
Susan Scott 7,275

Issues

Term limits

Fulton's appointment in 2007 placed him in a gray area of the Nebraska Constitution with regards to term limits. The Nebraska Constitution states that senators can serve no more than two consecutive terms, but it fails to specify how a term is defined. Due to the lack of definition, it was initially uncertain whether he served a term from the time of his appointment in 2007 until his re-election in 2008. If the 2007-2008 period counted as a full term, Fulton would be ineligible to run for re-election in 2012. The Nevada Secretary of State sent a request for a formal opinion on the interpretation to the Attorney General's office.[3] Ultimately, Fulton was termed out, and did not run in 2012.

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, Fulton collected $119,579 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Peter Ricketts $5,000
Nebraska Bankers Association $3,150
Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce and Industry $2,500
Nebraska Realtors Association $2,000
Wayne Huizenga $2,000

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Contact information

Sen. Tony Fulton
District 29
Room 2107
P.O. Box 94604
State Capitol
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2734
Email: tfulton@leg.ne.gov

Personal

Fulton is currently married to Judy Vandewalle with five children and is known to be Roman Catholic.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Nebraska State Senate District 29
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Kate Bolz