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  |Name = Greg Adams  
 
  |Name = Greg Adams  
 
  |Profile picture = GAdams.jpg
 
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  |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
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  |Political party = Nonpartisan
 
  |Leadership = Speaker of the Legislature
 
  |Leadership = Speaker of the Legislature
 
  |Years leadership = 2013 - present
 
  |Years leadership = 2013 - present
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  |Base salary = $12,000/year  
 
  |Base salary = $12,000/year  
  |Per diem = $123/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day
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  |Per diem = $129/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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  |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 the [[Membership of the Nebraska Unicameral|President]] of the [[Nebraska State Legislature|Nebraska Unicameral]], representing District 24 since 2007. Adams became President in the 2013-2014 session.
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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 [[Nebraska State Senate District 24|District 24]].  He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Adams became President of the Legislature in the 2013-2014 session. Adams also considered 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," accessed September 1, 2013]</ref>
  
Born February 6, 1952 in Columbus, Nebraska, Greg Adams is a high school teacher from York.  Prior to his election 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 bachelor and master of education degrees 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," accessed 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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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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Adams previously served on the Nebraska League of Municipalities Legislative Committee and the Nebraska Information Technology Commission.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Adams served on these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Adams served on the following committees:
  
 
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===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Adams served on the following committees:
  
 
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
===2010===
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===2014===
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::''See also: [[Nebraska gubernatorial election, 2014]]''
  
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Adams considered a run for [[Governor of Nebraska]] in the [[Nebraska gubernatorial election, 2014|2014 elections]].<ref name=star/> {{Nov2014genelection}}
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===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Nebraska State Senate elections, 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 [[Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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Adams ran for re-election to the 24th District seat in 2010.  He was unopposed.  The general election was held on [[Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010|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.<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.ne.gov/resultsSW.aspx?text=Race&type=LEG&map=DIST Nebraska Secretary of State - 2010 General Election Results]</ref>
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On November 2, 2010, Adams was re-elected to the 24th District Seat in the [[Nebraska Senate]]. Adams was unopposed in the general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/pdf/2010%20Gen%20Canvass%20Book%2011-30-Final.pdf ''Nebraska Secretary of State'', "Official Report of the Board of State Canvassers of the State of Nebraska - General Election - November 2, 2010," accessed February 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===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>
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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," accessed April 10, 2014]</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>
 
  
 
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==Scorecards==
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{{Nebraska legislature scorecards|Begin=2011|End=2020}}
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==Personal==
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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.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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==Contact information==
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==See also==
Sen. Greg Adams<br>
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*[[Nebraska State Senate]]
District 24<br>
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*[[Nebraska State Senate#Legislature Committees|Legislature Committees]]
Room 1107<br>
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*[[Nebraska state legislative districts]]
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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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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://www.senatorgregadams.com/ Official campaign website]
* [http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist24/ Greg Adams official Nebraska State legislature website]  
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*[http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist24/ Profile from the Nebraska Legislature]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=57667 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
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*[http://openstates.org/ne/legislators/NEL000024/greg-adams/ Profile from Open States]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=57667 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*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
PartyNonpartisan
Leadership
Speaker of the Legislature
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$129/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 also considered 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 considered a run for Governor of Nebraska in the 2014 elections.[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.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Nebraska

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Nebraska scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

2013-2014

In 2013, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 103rd Legislature, 1st Session from January 9 to June 5. In 2014, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 103rd Legislature, 2nd Session from January 8 to April 17.[6]

  • Senators are scored on children's issues.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 102nd Legislature, 1st Session from January 5 to June 8. In 2012, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was its 102nd Legislature, 2nd Session from January 4 to April 18.

  • Senators are scored on environment and conservation of land efforts.
  • Senators are scored on children's issues.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.

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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