Mark Christensen

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Mark Christensen
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Nebraska State Senate District 44
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'sUniversity of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1984
Personal
BirthdayJuly 1, 1962
Place of birthHoldredge, NE
ProfessionSecretary, R and A Christensen Farms Incorporated
ReligionWesleyan
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mark Christensen (b. July 1, 1962) is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral representing District 44. He was first elected in 2006, and currently serves as an Executive Board Member.

Born July 1, 1962 in Holdrege, Nebraska, Sen. Christensen is a commodities trader and part time rancher from Imperial, Nebraska.[1] Senator Christensen has economics and agricultural degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is also active in Rotary International.[2]

Christensen earned his Bachelors degree in agricultural economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1984.

Christensen began his professional experience in 1997 both managing his personal farm and working as secretary for R&A Christensen Farms Incoporated. He stopped managing his personal farm in 2000 but presently remains working as a secretary. In 2000, he worked as a broker for AgWest Commodities, a limited liability company until 2003. In that year, he became president of AgWest Country Commodities Incoporated. He currently serves as president and as a commodity broker for AgWest in addition to being a landowner.

Christensen joined the Nebraska State Legislature as senator in 2007.

Christensen is currently involved with a number of organizations, including the Churches, Southwest Northeast Corn Growers, Crossroads Wesleyan, Izzak Walton League, National Corn Growers, National Rifle Association, Nebraska Corn Growers, Nebraskans First Pheasants Forever Quails Forever, Rotary, Spirit of Rock, Water Claim, Wesleyan Church in Imperial, and the Wild Turkey Federation.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking, Commerce and Insurance, Vice Chair
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010

Christensen came in first in the May 11, 2010 primary, besting Thomas Baker by a margin of 4,615-2,818. Christensen defeated Baker in the November 2, 2010 general election.[3]

Nebraska State Senate, District 44 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Christensen 7,267
Thomas Baker 4,758

2006

On November 7, 2006, Christensen won election to the 44th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Frank Shoemaker.[4]

Nebraska State Senate, District 44 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Christiansen 7,796
Frank Shoemaker 5,587

Issues

Endorsement

On September 21, 2011, Senator Deb Fischer announced that Christensen 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 Christensen is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Christensen raised a total of $166,313 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[6]

Mark Christensen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 44 Not up for election $20,148
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 44 Won $70,099
2008 Nebraska State Senate, District 44 Not up for election $6,474
2006 Nebraska State Senate, District 44 Won $69,592
Grand Total Raised $166,313

2012

Christensen was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Christensen raised a total of $20,148.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Christensen's campaign in 2012
Nebraska Colorado Cellular D/B/A Viaero Wireless$5,000
Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce & Industry$560
Nebraska Bankers Association$560
Nebraska Cooperative Council$560
Schmidt, Loran$500
Total Raised in 2012$20,148
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Christensen was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Christensen raised a total of $70,099.

2008

Christensen was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Christensen raised a total of $6,474.

2006

Christensen Nebraska State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Christensen raised a total of $69,592.

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Contact information

Sen. Mark Christensen
District 44
Room 1000
P.O. Box 94604
State Capitol
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2805
Email: mchristensen@leg.ne.gov

Personal

Christensen is currently married to Kathy Christensen with seven children and is known to be Wesleyan.

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Nebraska State Senate District 44
2007–present
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