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|Name = Ben Nevers
 
|Name = Ben Nevers
 
|Profile picture = Ben Nevers.jpg
 
|Profile picture = Ben Nevers.jpg
|Position = Louisiana State Senate District 12
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|Position = Louisiana State Senate, District 12
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = 2003-Present
 
|Tenure = 2003-Present
|Term ends = January 9, 2012
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|Term ends = January 11, 2016
 
|Assumed office = 2003
 
|Assumed office = 2003
|Political party = Democratic
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|Base salary = $16,800
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|Base salary = $16,800/year
|Per diem = $152/day
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|Per diem = $6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = [[Louisiana State Senate elections, 2007|November 17, 2007]]
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|Last election = [[Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011|November 19, 2011]]  
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|First elected = November, 2003
 
|First elected = November, 2003
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election = [[Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011|November 19, 2011]]
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|Next election = [[Louisiana State Senate elections, 2015|November 3, 2015]]
 
|Prior office = Louisiana House of Representatives
 
|Prior office = Louisiana House of Representatives
 
|Prior office years = 1999-2003
 
|Prior office years = 1999-2003
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|Campaign website =
 
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|Personal website =  
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Ben Nevers''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Louisiana State Senate]], representing District 12.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Ben Nevers''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Louisiana State Senate]], representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.
  
==Education==
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Nevers served in the [[Louisiana House of Representatives]] from 1999 to 2003.
  
Nevers attended Louisiana Technical College.
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==Biography==
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Nevers' professional experience includes owning Nevers Electrical Contracting Company, Country Stop Marine, and Louisiana Fiberglass, LLC. He served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1971.
  
==Professional experience==
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==Committee assignments==
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===2012-2013===
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In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Nevers served on the following committees:
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* [[Health & Welfare Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Health & Welfare]]
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* [[Judiciary A Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Judiciary A]], ''Chairman
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* [[Revenue & Fiscal Affairs Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Revenue & Fiscal Affairs]], ''Interim Member''
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* [[Transportation, Highways & Public Works Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Transportation, Highways & Public Works]]
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* [[Joint Legislative Capital Outlay Committee, Louisiana State Legislature|Joint Legislative Capital Outlay]]
  
Nevers served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1971.  He is currently owner of Nevers Electrical Contracting Company and Country Stop Marine.  He is also co-owner for Louisiana Fiberglass, Limited Liability Company.
 
 
==Political experience==
 
 
Nevers served in the Louisiana State House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003.  He joined the Louisiana State Senate in 2003.  He has served in that position since, representing the 12th district.
 
 
==Committee assignments==
 
 
===2010-2011===
 
===2010-2011===
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Nevers has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Nevers served on the following committees:
* [[Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development Committee, Louisiana State Senate]]
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* [[Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development]]
 
*[[Joint Legislative Capital Outlay Committee, Louisiana State Legislature|Capital Outlay]]
 
*[[Joint Legislative Capital Outlay Committee, Louisiana State Legislature|Capital Outlay]]
* [[Education Committee, Louisiana State Senate]], Chair
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* [[Education Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Education]], Chair
* [[Health & Welfare Committee, Louisiana State Senate]]
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* [[Health & Welfare Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Health & Welfare]]
* [[Retirement Committee, Louisiana State Senate]]
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* [[Retirement Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Retirement]]
  
 
===2008-2009===
 
===2008-2009===
 
In the 2008-2009 legislative session, Nevers served on the following committees:
 
In the 2008-2009 legislative session, Nevers served on the following committees:
  
* [[Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development Committee, Louisiana State Senate]]
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* [[Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development]]
* [[Education Committee, Louisiana State Senate]]
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* [[Education Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Education]]
* [[Health & Welfare Committee, Louisiana State Senate]]
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* [[Health & Welfare Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Health & Welfare]]
* [[Retirement Committee, Louisiana State Senate]]
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* [[Retirement Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Retirement]]
 
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==Personal==
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Nevers and his wife, Barbara Williams, have three children.
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
 
::''See also: [[Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011]]''
 
::''See also: [[Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011]]''
Nevers is running for re-election in 2011. He defeated [[Beth Mizell]] (R) in the October 22 primary. Because Louisiana uses a [[blanket primary]] system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary. However, if no candidate reaches this threshold, then a general election will take place on November 19, 2011 between the top-two vote getters.<ref>[http://staticresults.sos.la.gov/10222011/10222011_Legislative.html ''Louisiana Secretary of State'' "Official Election Results," October 22, 2011]</ref>
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Nevers ran for re-election in 2011. He defeated [[Beth Mizell]] (R) in the October 22 primary. Because Louisiana uses a [[blanket primary]] system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary. However, if no candidate reaches this threshold, then a general election will take place on November 19, 2011, between the top-two vote getters.<ref>[http://staticresults.sos.la.gov/10222011/10222011_Legislative.html ''Louisiana Secretary of State'' "Official Election Results," October 22, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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===2007===
 
===2007===
 
 
In 2007 Nevers was re-elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 12. Never's vote totals are not available because he ran unopposed for the seat.
 
In 2007 Nevers was re-elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 12. Never's vote totals are not available because he ran unopposed for the seat.
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===2011===
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In 2011, Nevers received $335,839 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=LA&y=2011&f=S&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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{{slp donor box 2011
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|Chamber = Louisiana State Senate
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 335839
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|total votes = 15116
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|org1 = Senate Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Louisiana
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|org2 = Louisiana Democratic Party
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|org3 = Nevers Sr, Ben W
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|org4 = Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 60
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|org5 = Associated Branch Pilots
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|orgdonor1 = 51,000
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|orgdonor2 = 25,815
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|orgdonor3 = 21,553
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|orgdonor4 = 5,000
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|orgdonor5 = 5,000
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|}}
  
 
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==Personal==
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Nevers and his wife, Barbara, have three children.
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Ben + Nevers + Louisiana + Senate'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Ben+Nevers+Louisiana+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Ben Nevers News Feed}}
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
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*[http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Nevers/ Official Louisiana State Senate website]
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*[http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Nevers/ Sen. Nevers' website]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=1947 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=1947 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=1947 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=1947 Project Vote Smart biography]
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113687 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95443 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77845 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=33523 2003], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=33338 1999]  
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113687 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95443 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77845 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=33523 2003], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=33338 1999]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 13:34, 20 August 2013

Ben Nevers
Ben Nevers.jpg
Louisiana State Senate, District 12
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First electedNovember, 2003
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana House of Representatives
1999-2003
Education
OtherLouisiana Technical College
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1965-1971
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ben Nevers is a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.

Nevers served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003.

Biography

Nevers' professional experience includes owning Nevers Electrical Contracting Company, Country Stop Marine, and Louisiana Fiberglass, LLC. He served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1971.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Nevers served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Nevers served on the following committees:

2008-2009

In the 2008-2009 legislative session, Nevers served on the following committees:

Elections

2011

See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Nevers ran for re-election in 2011. He defeated Beth Mizell (R) in the October 22 primary. Because Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary. However, if no candidate reaches this threshold, then a general election will take place on November 19, 2011, between the top-two vote getters.[1]

Louisiana State Senate District 12 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Nevers Incumbent 50.6% 15,116
     Republican Beth Mizell 49.4% 14,764
Total Votes 29,880

2007

In 2007 Nevers was re-elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 12. Never's vote totals are not available because he ran unopposed for the seat.

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Nevers received $335,839 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[2]

Louisiana State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ben Nevers's campaign in 2011
Senate Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Louisiana$51,000
Louisiana Democratic Party$25,815
Nevers Sr, Ben W$21,553
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 60$5,000
Associated Branch Pilots$5,000
Total Raised in 2011 $335,839
Total Votes received in 2011 15,116
Cost of each vote received $22.22

2007

In 2007, a year in which Nevers was up for election, he collected $76,564 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
NECO LLC $9,000
Louisiana Democratic Party $9,000
Louisiana Medical Association $3,000
Baton Rouge Area Chamber Of Commerce $2,500
Associated Branch Pilots $2,500

Personal

Nevers and his wife, Barbara, have three children.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Ben + Nevers + Louisiana + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Louisiana State Senate District 12
2003–present
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