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}}{{tnr}}'''Tom Carlson''' (b. December 9, 1941) is a [[Membership of the Nebraska Unicameral|member]] of the [[Nebraska State Legislature|Nebraska Unicameral]], representing [[Nebraska State Senate District 38|District 38]].  He was first elected in 2006.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Tom Carlson''' (b. December 9, 1941) is a [[Membership of the Nebraska Unicameral|member]] of the [[Nebraska State Legislature|Nebraska Unicameral]], representing [[Nebraska State Senate District 38|District 38]].  He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
  
 
Carlson ran for [[Nebraska Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014| Governor of Nebraska]] in the 2014 elections. He announced his campaign and pledged to run "not as a politician, but as statesman," on Friday July 12, 2013.<ref name=kfox>[http://m.starherald.com/news/regional_statewide/state-sen-carlson-joins-race-for-neb-governor/article_cb048b46-eb3e-11e2-9109-0019bb2963f4.html?mode=jqm ''Starherald.com,'' "State Sen. Carlson joins race for Neb. governor," accessed May 13, 2014]]</ref> Carlson lost in the primary election held on May 13, 2014.<ref name=results>[http://electionresults.sos.ne.gov/resultsSW.aspx?text=Race&type=SW&map=CTY ''Nebraska Secretary of State'', "Election Night Results," May 13, 2014]</ref>
 
Carlson ran for [[Nebraska Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014| Governor of Nebraska]] in the 2014 elections. He announced his campaign and pledged to run "not as a politician, but as statesman," on Friday July 12, 2013.<ref name=kfox>[http://m.starherald.com/news/regional_statewide/state-sen-carlson-joins-race-for-neb-governor/article_cb048b46-eb3e-11e2-9109-0019bb2963f4.html?mode=jqm ''Starherald.com,'' "State Sen. Carlson joins race for Neb. governor," accessed May 13, 2014]]</ref> Carlson lost in the primary election held on May 13, 2014.<ref name=results>[http://electionresults.sos.ne.gov/resultsSW.aspx?text=Race&type=SW&map=CTY ''Nebraska Secretary of State'', "Election Night Results," May 13, 2014]</ref>

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Tom Carlson
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Nebraska State Senate, District 38
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyNon-partisan
Compensation
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$129/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 Northern Colorado, 1963
Master'sUniversity of Northern Colorado, 1964
Ph.D.University of Iowa, 1967
Personal
BirthdayDecember 9, 1941
Place of birthHoldrege, Nebraska
ProfessionFinancial Advisor
ReligionEvangelical Free
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tom Carlson (b. December 9, 1941) is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Carlson ran for Governor of Nebraska in the 2014 elections. He announced his campaign and pledged to run "not as a politician, but as statesman," on Friday July 12, 2013.[1] Carlson lost in the primary election held on May 13, 2014.[2]

Carlson served on the Holdrege District 44 School Board from 1986 to 1994; he was president in 1992.

Biography

Carlson earned his bachelor's degree and M.S. from the University of Northern Colorado in 1963 and 1964, respectively, and Ph.D. in Education from the University of Iowa in 1967. His professional experience includes working as a financial advisor and professor.[3][4]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking, Commerce and Insurance
Natural Resources, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Carlson served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Carlson served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Nebraska gubernatorial election, 2014

Carlson ran for election to the office of Governor of Nebraska. Carlson lost the Republican nomination in the primary on May 13, 2014.[1][2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Results

Primary
Governor of Nebraska, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPete Ricketts 26.5% 57,922
Jon Bruning 25.5% 55,751
Beau McCoy 20.9% 45,804
Mike Foley 19.2% 42,029
Tom Carlson 4.1% 9,034
Bryan Slone 3.7% 8,179
Total Votes 218,719
Election Results Via:Nebraska Secretary of State.


2010

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Carlson was re-elected to the38th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate. Carlson ran unopposed in the general election.[5]

2006

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Carlson won election to the 38th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Wayne Garrison.[6]

Nebraska State Senate, District 38 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Carlson 7,503
Wayne Garrison 6,388

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Carlson is available dating back to . Based on available campaign finance records, Carlson raised a total of $119,597 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[7]

Tom Carlson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 38 Not up for election $-811
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 38 Won $28,197
2008 Nebraska State Senate, District 38 Not up for election $33,885
2006 Nebraska State Senate, District 38 Won $58,326
Grand Total Raised $119,597

2012

Carlson Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Carlson raised a total of $-811.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Carlson (Nebraska)'s campaign in 2012
Monsanto$1,000
Time Warner Cable$500
Total Raised in 2012$-811
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Carlson won re-election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Carlson raised a total of $28,197.

2008

Carlson was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Carlson raised a total of $33,885.

2006

Carlson won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Carlson raised a total of $58,326.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Nebraska

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 103rd Legislature, 1st Session from January 9 to June 5. In 2014, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 103rd Legislature, 2nd Session from January 8 to April 17.[8]

  • Senators are scored on children's issues.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 102nd Legislature, 1st Session from January 5 to June 8. In 2012, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was its 102nd Legislature, 2nd Session from January 4 to April 18.

  • Senators are scored on environment and conservation of land efforts.
  • Senators are scored on children's issues.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.

Personal

Carlson and his wife, Margo, have three children. Carlson has been involved with the Holdrege Chamber of Commerce, the Holdrege Rotary, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Nebraska Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Christian Homes Board, the Young Men's Christian Association Board, the Nebraska Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Holdrege Rotary Central Nebraska Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and the Holdrege Optimists.[9]

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