Jim Smith (Nebraska)
|Nebraska State Senate District 14|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$123/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 four-year terms|
|Bachelor's||University of West Florida, 1984|
|Master's||Creighton University, 1996|
|Date of birth||February 9, 1959|
|Place of birth||Pensacola, FL|
|Profession||Owner, Norm's Door Service, Incorporated|
Smith works as the owner of Norm's Door Service and the manager of Omaha Public Power District. He has also worked in management at Houston Lighting & Power and Gulf States Utilities.
Smith earned his MBA in economics at Creighton University in 1996. He also received his BA in accounting at University of West Florida in 1984.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
|Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Natural Resources|
|• Transportation and Telecommunications, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith served on these committees:
|Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Business and Labor|
|• Natural Resources|
|• Urban Affairs|
Smith's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "As a family man and small business owner, I have also made tough budget decisions that will help in the legislature. I will work to tighten the belt on state spending and reduce the burden on Nebraska families."
- Excerpt: "By reducing the tax burden on Nebraska families and businesses, we can attract more quality jobs and business growth to our state. If we allow our families to keep more of their hard earned money, we can make it easier for them to live and prosper in Nebraska."
- Income Tax
- Excerpt: "I will work to eliminate the income tax on military retirement pay so our retired Veterans can stay here to help mentor our youth, start businesses, and contribute to our economy."
- Illegal Immigration
- Excerpt: "I will work to repeal all tax payer paid benefits going to illegal immigrants. I will also support a Nebraska state law similar to the law passed in Arizona."
- See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010
|Nebraska State Senate, District 14 General election (2010)|
Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $105,113 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.
|Jim Smith's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Nebraska State Senate, District 14||$32,389|
|2010||Nebraska State Senate, District 14||$72,724|
|Grand Total Raised||$105,113|
2012Smith was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $32,389.
|Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jim Smith's campaign in 2012|
|Ricketts, J. Peter||$2,500|
|Nebraska Realtors Association||$2,000|
|Union Pacific Railroad||$1,500|
|Anr Pipeline Co||$1,500|
|Associated Builders & Contractors||$1,250|
|Total Raised in 2012||$32,389|
|Source: Follow the Money|
2010Smith won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $72,724.
|Nebraska State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jim Smith's campaign in 2010|
|Ricketts, J. Peter||$10,500|
|Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce & Industry||$4,931|
|Nebraska Society Of CPAs||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$72,724|
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Smith and his wife, Ruth, have two children.
- Jim Smith's official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- List of 2010 candidates for Nebraska Legislature
- May 11, 2010 primary election results
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