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|Name = Ben Nevers
political position  = Louisiana State Senate District 12 |
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incumbency          = Incumbent |
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|Position = Louisiana State Senate, District 12
assumed office     = 2003 |
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|Status = Incumbent
term ends          = 2010 |
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|Tenure = 2003-Present
political party    = [[Democratic]] |
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|Term ends = January 11, 2016
  profession          = Business Owner |
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|Assumed office = 2003
website             = [http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Nevers/ Senate website] |
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|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
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}}{{tnr}}'''Ben Nevers''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Louisiana State Senate]], representing District 12.  
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|Base salary = $16,800/year
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|Last election = [[Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011|November 19, 2011]]  
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|Next election = [[Louisiana State Senate elections, 2015|November 3, 2015]]
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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.
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===2010-2011===
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In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Nevers served on the following committees:
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* [[Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development]]
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*[[Joint Legislative Capital Outlay Committee, Louisiana State Legislature|Capital Outlay]]
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* [[Education Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Education]], Chair
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* [[Health & Welfare Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Health & Welfare]]
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* [[Retirement Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Retirement]]
  
==Political experience==
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===2008-2009===
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In the 2008-2009 legislative session, Nevers served on the following committees:
  
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.
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* [[Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development]]
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* [[Education Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Education]]
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* [[Health & Welfare Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Health & Welfare]]
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* [[Retirement Committee, Louisiana State Senate|Retirement]]
  
==Committee assignments==
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==Elections==
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===2011===
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::''See also: [[Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011]]''
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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>
  
* [[Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development Committee, Louisiana Senate]]
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* [[Education Committee, Louisiana Senate]]
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|Chamber= Louisiana State Senate District 12 Blanket Primary
* [[Health & Welfare Committee, Louisiana Senate]]
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|party1=Democratic
* [[Retirement Committee, Louisiana Senate]]
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|party2=Republican
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|winner1 = Ben Nevers
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Beth Mizell
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|votes1 =15116
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|votes2 =14764
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}}
  
==Personal==
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===2007===
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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.
  
Nevers and his wife, Barbara Williams, have three children.
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==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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|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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|}}
  
==Elections==
 
 
===2007===
 
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In 2007, a year in which Nevers was up for election, he collected $76,564 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95443 ''Follow the Money,'' "Campaign Contributions, 2007," accessed August 24, 2011]</ref>
  
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. He raised $76,564 for his campaign fund.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95443 Campaign fund]</ref>
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His five largest contributors in 2007 were:  
  
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| NECO LLC
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| align="right" | $9,000
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| Louisiana Democratic Party
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| align="right" | $9,000
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| Louisiana Medical Association
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| align="right" | $3,000
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| Baton Rouge Area Chamber Of Commerce
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| align="right" | $2,500
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| Associated Branch Pilots
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| align="right" | $2,500
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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==
*[http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Nevers/ Official Louisiana State Senate website]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=1947 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Nevers/ Sen. Nevers' website]
*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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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=1947 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=1947 Project Vote Smart biography]
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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]
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Revision as of 14:34, 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]

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

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