|Louisiana State Senate, District 12|
|January 11, 2016|
|Years in position||10|
|Per diem||$6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 19, 2011|
|First elected||November, 2003|
|Next election||November 3, 2015|
|Louisiana House of Representatives|
|Other||Louisiana Technical College|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1965-1971|
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.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Nevers served on the following committees:
- Health & Welfare
- Judiciary A, Chairman
- Revenue & Fiscal Affairs, Interim Member
- Transportation, Highways & Public Works
- Joint Legislative Capital Outlay
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Nevers served on the following committees:
- Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development
- Capital Outlay
- Education, Chair
- Health & Welfare
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.
|Louisiana State Senate District 12 Blanket Primary, 2011|
|Democratic||Ben Nevers Incumbent||50.6%||15,116|
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 2011, Nevers received $335,839 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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.
His five largest contributors in 2007 were:
|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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- Sen. Nevers' website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999
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