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  |Name = Greg Adams  
 
  |Name = Greg Adams  
 
  |Profile picture = GAdams.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = GAdams.jpg
  |Position = Nebraska State Senate District 24
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  |Position = Nebraska State Senate, District 24
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
  |Tenure = 2007-Present
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  |Tenure = 2007 - present
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 7, 2015]]
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 7, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2007
 
  |Assumed office = 2007
 
  |Political party = Non-partisan
 
  |Political party = Non-partisan
  |Leadership =  
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  |Leadership = Speaker of the Legislature
  |Years leadership =  
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  |Years leadership = 2013 - present
 
  |Leadership 2 =  
 
  |Leadership 2 =  
 
  |Years leadership 2 =  
 
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  |Years leadership 5 =  
 
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  |Base salary = $12,000/year  
 
  |Base salary = $12,000/year  
  |Per diem = $109/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $39/day
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  |Per diem = $123/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Last election = [[Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |Last election = [[Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |Citations =  
 
  |Citations =  
 
  |Birthday = February 6, 1952
 
  |Birthday = February 6, 1952
  |Place of birth = Columbus, NE
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  |Place of birth = Columbus, Nebraska
 
  |Profession = High School Teacher
 
  |Profession = High School Teacher
 
  |Religion =  
 
  |Religion =  
 
  |Office website = http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist24/
 
  |Office website = http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist24/
  |Campaign website =  
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  |Campaign website = http://www.senatorgregadams.com/
 
  |Personal website =  
 
  |Personal website =  
}}{{tnr}}'''Greg Adams''' (b. February 6, 1952) is a [[Membership of the Nebraska Unicameral|member]] of the [[Nebraska State Legislature|Nebraska Unicameral]] representing District 24.  He was first elected in 2006.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Greg Adams''' (b. February 6, 1952) is the [[Membership of the Nebraska Unicameral|President]] of the [[Nebraska State Legislature|Nebraska Unicameral]], representing District 24.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Adams became President of the Legislature in the 2013-2014 session. Adams {{2014is}} considering a run for [[Governor of Nebraska]] in the [[Nebraska gubernatorial election, 2014|2014 elections]].<ref name=star>[http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/statehouse/walton-speaker-adams-looks-at-governor-race/article_5da61064-b7a7-5814-b406-db4c7912f9e2.html ''Journal Star,'' Walton: Speaker Adams looks at governor race, September 1, 2013]</ref>
  
Born February 6, 1952 in Columbus, Nebraska, Greg Adams is a high school teacher from York, Nebraska.  Prior to be elected to the Nebraska Legislature, Senator Adams was a member of the York City Council, and served as Mayor of York.<ref>[http://unicameralupdate.blogspot.com/2009/01/from-classroom-to-capitol-adams-makes.html Unicameral Update, '''From the classroom to the Capitol, Adams makes the Grade''', January 26, 2008]</ref>
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Adams served as a member of the York City Council and as Mayor of York.
  
Adams earned both his Bachelors degree in education and his MEd from Wayne State College in 1974 and 1975 respectively.
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==Biography==
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Adams earned his bachelor's degree and M.Ed. from Wayne State College in 1974 and 1975, respectively. His professional experience includes working as a high school teacher teaching American government and economics.<ref>[http://unicameralupdate.blogspot.com/2009/01/from-classroom-to-capitol-adams-makes.html Unicameral Update, '''From the classroom to the Capitol, Adams makes the Grade''', January 26, 2008]</ref>
  
Adams has taught American Government and Economics as a high school teacher for York Public Schools since 1976.
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Adams did not serve on a standing committee.
  
Adams began his political experience in 1986 on the York City Council and left on 1996, when he became mayor of York, Nebraska. In 2006, he became a senator on the Nebraska State Legislature and currently serves in that regard in addition to his position as mayor.
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Adams served on the following committees:
  
Adams is currently involved with the Nebraska State Education Association and was previously involved with the Nebraska League of Municipalities and Nebraska Council of Social Studies Teachers.
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{{Committee Assignments
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = Legislature
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|Committee1 = Education
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|Chair1= Chair
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|Committee2 = Revenue
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|Committee3 =
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
Adams previously served on the Nebraska League of Municipalities Legislative Committee and the Nebraska Information Technology Commission.
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Adams served on the following committees:
  
==Committee assignments==
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{{Committee Assignments
===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Adams has been appointed to these committees:
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|State = Nebraska
* [[Education Committee, Nebraska Legislature|Education]], Chair
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|year = 2009
* [[Revenue Committee, Nebraska Legislature|Revenue]]
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|Chamber = Legislature
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|Committee1 = Education
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|Committee2 = Revenue
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|Committee3 =  
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
===2009-2010===
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==Elections==
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Adams served on these committees:
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===2014===
* [[Education Committee, Nebraska Legislature|Education Committee]]
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::''See also: [[Nebraska gubernatorial election, 2014]]''
*[[Revenue Committee, Nebraska Legislature|Revenue Committee]]
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Adams {{2014is}} considering a run for [[Governor of Nebraska]] in the [[Nebraska gubernatorial election, 2014|2014 elections]]. Adams says he more than likely will not run, but has been giving it a lot of thought over the last few months. He is open to the possibility of entering the race.<ref name=star/> {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
==Elections==
 
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010]]''
  
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===2006===
 
===2006===
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:: ''See also: [[Nebraska State Senate elections, 2006]]''
  
 
On November 7, 2006, Adams won election to the 24th District Seat in the [[Nebraska Senate]], defeating Curt Friesen.<ref>[http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/canvass/general2006/unicam.htm Nebraska Secretary of State - 2006 General Election Results]</ref>
 
On November 7, 2006, Adams won election to the 24th District Seat in the [[Nebraska Senate]], defeating Curt Friesen.<ref>[http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/canvass/general2006/unicam.htm Nebraska Secretary of State - 2006 General Election Results]</ref>
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==Issues==
 
===Endorsement===
 
On September 21, 2011, Senator [[Deb Fischer]] announced that Adams is one of thirteen State Senators in the Nebraska Unicameral that have endorsed her candidacy for the U.S. Senate.<ref>[http://www.1011now.com/political/headlines/Sen_Deb_Fischer_Announces_Endorsements_from_13_Neb_State_Senators_130279203.html ''www.1011now.com'' Sen. Deb Fischer Announces Endorsements from 13 Neb. State Senators, September 21, 2011]</ref>
 
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
In 2010, a year in which Adams was up for re-election, he collected $26,039 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NE&y=2010&f=S&so=O&p=1#sorttable 2010 campaign contributions]</ref>
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|Name=Adams
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|Full name=Greg Adams
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|Editdate= May 22, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=7944 ''Follow the Money'', "Adams, Greg L." Retrieved May 22, 2013.</ref>
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|party=
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|totalraised2012=18916
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|result2012=N/A
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|office2012=[[Nebraska State Senate elections, 2012|Nebraska State Senate, District 24]]
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|totalraised2010=26039
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010|Nebraska State Senate, District 24]]
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|totalraised2008=19546
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|result2008=N/A
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|office2008=[[Nebraska State Senate elections, 2008|Nebraska State Senate, District 24]]
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|totalraised2006=62514
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|result2006=Won
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|office2006=[[Nebraska State Senate elections, 2006|Nebraska State Senate, District 24]]
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}}
  
Listed below are the four largest contributors to Adams's 2010 campaign.
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Adams
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|full Name = Greg Adams
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134884
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|office= Nebraska State Senate
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|new = off
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|party =
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|total raised = 18916
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|org1 = Kopsa-Otte & Associates
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|org2 = Time Warner Cable
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|org3 = Altria
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|org4 = AT&T
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|org5 = UnitedGealth Group
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|orgamount1 = 2016
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|orgamount2 = 1500
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|orgamount3 = 1500
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|orgamount4 = 1350
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|orgamount5 = 1250
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|}}
  
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===2010===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2010
| Kopsa-Otte & Associates
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|name = Adams
| Align="Right" | $3,453
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|full Name = Greg Adams
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=118302
| Altria
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|office= Nebraska State Senate
| Align="Right" | $2,000
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|new = no
|-
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|party =  
| Nebraska Association Of Insurance & Financial Advisors
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|total raised = 26039
| Align="Right" | $2,000
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|org1 = Kopsa-Otte & Associates
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|org2 = Altria
| Nebraska Bankers Association
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|org3 = Nebraska Association Of Insurance & Financial Advisors
| Align="Right" | $1,500
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|org4 = Nebraska Bankers Association
 
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|org5 = Union Pacific Railroad
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|orgamount1 = 3453
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|orgamount2 = 2000
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|orgamount3 = 2000
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|orgamount4 = 1500
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|orgamount5 = 1500
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|}}
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008, a year he was not up for re-election, Adams collected $19,546 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=97508 2008 contributions to Greg Adams]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Adams
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|full Name = Greg Adams
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=97508
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|office= Nebraska State Senate
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|new = off
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|party =
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|total raised = 19546
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|org1 = Nebraska State Education Association
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|org2 = Union Pacific Railroad
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|org3 = Pfizer
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|org4 = Check Into Cash
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|org5 = Associated General Contractors of Nebraska
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|orgamount1 = 2,600
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|orgamount2 = 1,000
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|orgamount3 = 550
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
  
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
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===2006===
{{legislative donor box}}
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{{SLP donor box 2006
|-
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|name = Adams
| Nebraska State Education Association
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|full Name = Greg Adams
| Align="Right" | $2,600
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134884
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|office= Nebraska State Senate
| Union Pacific Railroad
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|new = yes
| Align="Right" | $1,000
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|party =  
|-
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|total raised = 62514
| Pfizer
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|org1 = Nebraska Bankers Association
| Align="Right" | $550
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|org2 = Associated General Contractors Of Nebraska
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|org3 = Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce & Industry
| Check Into Cash
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|org4 = Nebraska CPAs
| Align="Right" | $500
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|org5 = Garren, Raymond
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|orgamount1 = 3600
| Associated General Contractors of Nebraska
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|orgamount2 = 3500
| Align="Right" | $500
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|orgamount3 = 3000
|}
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|orgamount4 = 2100
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|orgamount5 = 2000
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|}}
  
==Contact information==
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==Personal==
Sen. Greg Adams<br>
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Adams and his wife, Julie, have three children. He has been involved with the Nebraska State Education Association and was previously involved with the Nebraska League of Municipalities and Nebraska Council of Social Studies Teachers. Adams previously served on the Nebraska League of Municipalities Legislative Committee and the Nebraska Information Technology Commission.
District 24<br>
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Room 1107<br>
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P.O. Box 94604<br>
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State Capitol<br>
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Lincoln, NE 68509<br>
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Phone: (402) 471-2756<br>
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Email: gadams@leg.ne.gov
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==Personal==
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==Recent news==
Adams and his wife, Julie, have three children.
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.senatorgregadams.com/ Greg Adams personal website]
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*[http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist24/ Office website]  
* [http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist24/ Greg Adams official Nebraska State legislature website]  
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*[http://www.senatorgregadams.com/ Campaign website]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=57667 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=57667 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=118302 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=97508 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=82645 2006]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=118302 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=97508 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=82645 2006]
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Greg Adams
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Nebraska State Senate, District 24
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyNon-partisan
Leadership
Speaker of the Legislature
2013 - present
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
Prior offices
Mayor, York, Nebraska
Education
Bachelor'sWayne State College, 1974
Master'sWayne State College, 1975
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 6, 1952
Place of birthColumbus, Nebraska
ProfessionHigh School Teacher
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Greg Adams (b. February 6, 1952) is the President of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Adams became President of the Legislature in the 2013-2014 session. Adams is considering a run for Governor of Nebraska in the 2014 elections.[1]

Adams served as a member of the York City Council and as Mayor of York.

Biography

Adams earned his bachelor's degree and M.Ed. from Wayne State College in 1974 and 1975, respectively. His professional experience includes working as a high school teacher teaching American government and economics.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Adams did not serve on a standing committee.

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Adams served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Adams served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Nebraska gubernatorial election, 2014

Adams is considering a run for Governor of Nebraska in the 2014 elections. Adams says he more than likely will not run, but has been giving it a lot of thought over the last few months. He is open to the possibility of entering the race.[1] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2010

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010

Adams ran for re-election to the 24th District Seat in 2010. He was unopposed. The general election was held on November 2, 2010.

On November 2, 2010, Adams was re-elected to the 24th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate. Adams was unopposed in the general election.[3]

2006

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Adams won election to the 24th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Curt Friesen.[4]

Nebraska State Senate, District 24 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Greg Adams 6,088
Curt Friesen 5,891

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Adams is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Adams raised a total of $127,015 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[5]

Greg Adams's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 24 Not up for election $18,916
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 24 Won $26,039
2008 Nebraska State Senate, District 24 Not up for election $19,546
2006 Nebraska State Senate, District 24 Won $62,514
Grand Total Raised $127,015

2012

Adams was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Adams raised a total of $18,916.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Greg Adams's campaign in 2012
Kopsa-Otte & Associates$2,016
Time Warner Cable$1,500
Altria$1,500
AT&T$1,350
UnitedGealth Group$1,250
Total Raised in 2012$18,916
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Adams won re-election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Adams raised a total of $26,039.

2008

Adams was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Adams raised a total of $19,546.

2006

Adams won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Adams raised a total of $62,514.

Personal

Adams and his wife, Julie, have three children. He has been involved with the Nebraska State Education Association and was previously involved with the Nebraska League of Municipalities and Nebraska Council of Social Studies Teachers. Adams previously served on the Nebraska League of Municipalities Legislative Committee and the Nebraska Information Technology Commission.

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