Bill Avery

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Bill Avery
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Nebraska State Senate District 28
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyNon-partisan
Compensation
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$123/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 four-year terms
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee, 1968
Master'sUniversity of Tennessee, 1971
Ph.D.Tulane University, 1975
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 7, 1942
Place of birthHarnett County, NC
ProfessionInternational Trade Consultant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bill Avery (b. February 7, 1942) is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral representing District 28 since 2007. In the 2013-2014 session, Avery serves on the Executive Board.

Born February 7, 1942 in Harnett County, North Carolina, Avery is a professor emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a member of Common Cause Nebraska and the Democratic National Committee.

Avery earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in political science from the University of Tennessee in 1968 and 1971 respectively, and his Ph.D. in political science from Tulane University in 1975.

Avery has professional experience in the United States Air Force, as a political science instructor at Tulane University, and as circulation promotions manager for the Knoxville News Sentinel. He currently works as an international trade consultant.

Avery began his political experience on the Democratic National Committee and later joined the Nebraska State Legislature as a senator in 2007.

Avery is currently involved in a number of organizations, including the American Academy of Political Science, Boy Scouts of America, Common Cause Nebraska, Common Cause National Governing Board, First Plymouth Congregational Church, Habitat for Humanity International Studies Association, International Political Economy Section, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, and the Lincoln Independent Business Association.

Avery currently serves on three non-legislative committees: the Lincoln Public Schools Bond Committee, Lincoln Public Schools Needs Committee, and the Vote Nebraska Initiative Task Force.

Issues

Avery voted in favor of Nebraska Legislative Bill 39, to restrict initiative rights in Nebraska.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Avery served on the following committees:

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Government, Military and Veterans Affairs, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Avery served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Avery served on these committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Avery was re-elected to the 28th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Nancy Russell.[2]

Nebraska State Senate, District 28 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Avery 4,831
Nancy Russell 2,474

2006

On November 7, 2006, Avery won election to the 28th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Bob Swanson.[3]

Nebraska State Senate, District 28 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Avery 5,599
Bob Swanson 4,200

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Avery is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Avery raised a total of $168,860 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[4]

Bill Avery's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 28 Not up for election $1,598
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 28 Won $56,787
2008 Nebraska State Senate, District 28 Not up for election $29,665
2006 Nebraska State Senate, District 28 Won $80,810
Grand Total Raised $168,860

2012

Avery was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Avery raised a total of $1,598.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Avery's campaign in 2012
BNSF Railway$1,000
Nebraska Dental Association$250
Total Raised in 2012$1,598
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Avery won re-election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Avery raised a total of $56,787.

2008

Avery was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Avery raised a total of $29,665.

2006

Avery won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Avery raised a total of $80,810.

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Contact information

Sen. Bill Avery
Room 1016, State Capitol
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2633
E-mail: bavery@leg.ne.gov

Personal

Avery and his wife, Ann, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Nebraska State Senate District 28
2007–present
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