Tom White

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Tom White
Nebraska State Senate District 8
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Non-partisan
Profession Attorney / Senator
Tom White (1956-) is a former member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 8 from 2007 to 2011. He also served as an Executive Board Member until 2011.

White voted in favor in Nebraska Legislative Bill 39, to restrict initiative rights in Nebraska.[1]

White earned his Bachelors degree in history and philosophy from Regis University in 1979 and his Juris Doctor from Creighton School of Law in 1983.

White has professional experience as a truck driver, painter, and construction worker. He is currently a partner attorney of White, Wulff, and Jorgensen.

White has been a Nebraska state senator since 2006. He did not seek re-election to the Senate in 2010 in order to run for U.S. Congress.[2]

White is involved with a number of organizations, including 4-H, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Field Club of Omaha Board of Directors, Nebraska Horse Council, and the Saint Cecilia's Cathedral Parish.

White was born October 26, 1956 in Columbus, Nebraska and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He is currently married to Barbara White and is known to be Catholic.


White currently serves on three legislative committees:


On November 7, 2006, White won election to the 8th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Marc Kraft.[3]

Nebraska State Senate, District 8 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom White 4,820
Marc Kraft 4,429

Campaign donors

In 2008, a year he was not up for re-election, White collected $89,864 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Nebraska United Transportation Union $5,000
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys $4,000
Nebraska State Education Association $4,000
Nebraska Professional Firefighters $3,000
Union Pacific Railroad $2,750

Contact information

Sen. Tom White
Room 1117, State Capitol
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2722

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nebraska State Senate District 8
Succeeded by
Burke Harr