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Ben Nevers
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Louisiana State Senate District 12
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 12
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
OtherLouisiana Technical College
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1965-1971
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
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.


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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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


Nevers and his wife, Barbara, have three children.

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