John Nelson, Nebraska Legislator

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John Nelson
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Nebraska State Senate District 6
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
Prior offices
Chief Deputy, Douglas County Election Commissioner, Omaha,
1970-1978
Education
High schoolGeneva High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1957
J.D.Creighton University, 1964
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1957-1960
Service branchUnited States Naval Reserve
Years of service1964-1986
Personal
BirthdayDecember 29, 1935
Place of birthGeneva, NE
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Nelson (b. December 29, 1935) is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral representing District 6 since 2007. He served as Executive Board Vice Chair in the 2011-2012 session.

Born December 29, 1935 in Geneva, Nebraska, Senator Nelson received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1957, and his J.D. from Creighton Law School in 1964. He is also a retired officer in the United States Navy Reserve, attaining the rank of Commander.

Nelson is an attorney by trade, focusing his practice on estate planning and small business law. [1]

Nelson graduated from Geneva High School, earned his Bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1957, and his Juris Doctor from Creighton Law School in 1964.

Nelson formerly served as a U.S. naval officer and served in the navy for three years, with his service beginning in 1957. Nelson also has professional experience as an attorney.

Nelson began his political experience in 1964 by joining the Douglas County Young Republicans until 1970, when he became the chief deputy of the Douglas County Election Commissioner. In 1974, he joined the Nebraska Republican State Central Committee and his service in all three positions ended in 1978.

Nelson is currently involved in a number of organizations, including Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation, Historic Chelsea Township Cemetery, Omaha Toastmasters Club 229, Kiwanis Club of Omaha, Inc., First Presbyterian Church, chancel choir and trustee, Nebraska State and Omaha Bar Associations, General Practice Section Committee, and Omaha Lawyer Referral Committee. Nelson was formerly involved with Innocents Society, chief deputy election commissioner, Douglas County, Omaha Central High School Parent-Educator-Pupil organization, Central High School Foundation, Nebraska Department of Labor, and the Douglas County and State Republican Central Committees.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Nelson was re-elected to the 6th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Todd Frazier.[2]

Nebraska State Senate, District 6 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Nelson 5,031
Todd Frazier 2,896

2006

On November 7, 2006, Nelson won election to the 6th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Lynne Anderson.[3]

Nebraska State Senate, District 6 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Nelson 6,781
Lynne Anderson 4,328

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nelson is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Nelson raised a total of $129,315 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 21, 2013.[4]

John Nelson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 6 Not up for election $923
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 6 Won $47,357
2008 Nebraska State Senate, District 6 Not up for election $17,615
2006 Nebraska State Senate, District 6 Won $63,420
Grand Total Raised $129,315

2012

Nelson was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $923.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Nelson's campaign in 2012
AFLAC$300
Total Raised in 2012$923
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Nelson won re-election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $47,357.

2008

Nelson was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $17,615.

2006

Nelson won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $63,420.

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Contact information

Sen. John Nelson
District 6
Room 2028
P.O. Box 94604
State Capitol
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2714
Email: jnelson@leg.ne.gov

Personal

Nelson is currently married to Judy Nelson with three children.

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Nebraska State Senate District 6
2007–present
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