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John Harms

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John Harms
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Nebraska State Senate District 48
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'sChadron State College, 1962
Master'sChadron State College, 1966
OtherEdD, Montana State University, 1975
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 17, 1940
Place of birthBayaed, NE
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Harms (b. February 17, 1940) is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral representing District 48. He was first elected in 2006.

Born February 17, 1940 in Bayaed, Nebraska, Sen. Harms spent his career before his election to the state legislature in education. He earned is Bachelor of Science, Masters of Science in * Education, and Doctor of Education (E.Ed.) from Chandron State college. He retired from his last position as Western Nebraska Community College in 2006. Priot to that he was president of McCook Community College (1973-76), dean of instruction at Northeast Technical College (1972-73), dean of instruction at Northeastern Nebraska College (1970-72), dean of students at Northeastern Nebraska College (1968-70); director of housing and financial aid at Chadron State College (1966-68), graduate assistant, Chadron State College (1966), and a high school teacher at Gering Public School (1962-65).[1] The son of a Greek immigrant, teaching has become a family profession, with two of his children working in education.[2]

Harms earned both his Bachelors degree and MS from Chadron State College in 1962 and 1966 respectively and earned his EdD from Montana State University in 1975.

Harms began his professional experience in 1962 as a high school teacher for Gering Public School. He left in 1965 and a year later, in 1966, he worked as a graduate assistant for Chadron State College. That same year, he began working as the director of housing and financial aid until 1968. In 1968, he became Dean of Students for Northeastern Nebraska College until 1970, in which year he became the Dean of Instruction for the same institution. His work at Northeastern Nebraska College ended in 1972 when he became the Dean of Instruction at Northeast Technical College until 1973. In that year, Harms became president of McCook Community College for three years. From 1976 to 2006, John Harms worked as president of Western Nebraska Community College.

Harms joined the Nebraska State Legislature as a senator in 2007.

Harms is involved with a number of organizations, including American Association of Community Colleges, American Vocational Association, Association of Community College Trustees, Monument Bible Church, Scottsbluff and Geering Rotary, Rotary/Chadron, Norfolk, McCook, Scottsbluff, McCook Rotary, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Eagles, Elks, Masons, Moose, and Scottish Rites.

Harms currently serves on Greater Nebraska Workforce Investment Board, Nebraska Children's and Family Foundation, Nebraska Rural Development Commission, Nebraska Educational Television Council for Higher * Education, Community Health Charities, (Formerly CHAD Combined Health Agencies Drive), Nebraska Foundation for Humanities, Combined Health Agencies of Nebraska Leadership Council, and the National League for Nursing Council.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Harms was re-elected to the 48th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate. Harms ran unopposed in the general election.[3]

2006

On November 7, 2006, Harms won election to the 48th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating George Schlothauer.[4]

Nebraska State Senate, District 48 (2006)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png John Harms 5,840
George Schlothauer 4,220

Issues

Endorsement

On September 21, 2011, Senator Deb Fischer announced that Harms is one of thirteen State Senators in the Nebraska Unicameral that have endorsed her candidacy for the U.S. Senate.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Harms is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Harms raised a total of $80,249 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[6]

John Harms's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 48 Not up for election $2,600
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 48 Won $16,518
2008 Nebraska State Senate, District 48 Not up for election $4,650
2006 Nebraska State Senate, District 48 Won $56,481
Grand Total Raised $80,249

2012

Harms was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Harms raised a total of $2,600.

2010

Harms won re-election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Harms raised a total of $16,518.

2008

Harms was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Harms raised a total of $4,650.

2006

Harms won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Harms raised a total of $56,481.

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Contact information

Sen. John Harms
District 48
Room 2017
P.O. Box 94604
State Capitol
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2802
Email: jharms@leg.ne.gov

Personal

Harms is currently married to Pat Harms with three children and is known to be Protestant.

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Nebraska State Senate District 48
2007–present
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