Jim Smith (Nebraska)

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Jim Smith
Nebraska State Senate District 14
In office
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$123/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 four-year terms
Bachelor'sUniversity of West Florida, 1984
Master'sCreighton University, 1996
Date of birthFebruary 9, 1959
Place of birthPensacola, FL
ProfessionOwner, Norm's Door Service, Incorporated
Office website
Jim Smith (b. February 9, 1959) is a member of the Nebraska State Senate. He has represented District 14 since 2011.

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.

Committee assignments


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:


Campaign themes

Smith's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Budget
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."
  • Taxes
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

On November 2, 2010, Smith won election to the 14th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Teresa Whitehead.[1]

Nebraska State Senate, District 14 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Smith 6,203
Teresa Whitehead 4,995

Campaign donors

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.[2]

Jim Smith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 14 Not up for election $32,389
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 14 Won $72,724
Grand Total Raised $105,113


Smith was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $32,389.


Smith won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $72,724.

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Smith and his wife, Ruth, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tim Gay
Nebraska State Senate District 14
Succeeded by