Jim Smith (Nebraska politician)

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Jim Smith
Member of the Nebraska Senate
from the 14th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Tim Gay
Personal details
Born (1959-02-09) February 9, 1959 (age 56)
Pensacola, Florida
Political party Republican

Jim Smith (born Feb. 9, 1959 in Pensacola, Florida) is a Nebraska state senator from Papillion, Nebraska, United States, in the Nebraska Legislature. Smith is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), serving as Nebraska state leader.[1]

Early life[edit]

Jim Smith graduated from University of West Florida in 1984 with B.A. in accounting and from Creighton University in 1996 with an MBA. He is a manager in the Omaha Public Power District and owner of “Norm’s Door Serive”. He is currently a member of several Chamber of Commerces, including the Greater Omaha, Ralston-Area, and Sarpy County.

State legislature[edit]

Smith was elected in 2010 to represent the 14th Nebraska legislative district. He currently sits on the Natural Resources Committee and is Vice Chair of the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee. Smith is also the state chairman for ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council, and defended it in 2012 when 4 of his colleagues left it noting that it had become “extreme in its politics”.[2]

See also[edit]


Preceded by
Tim Gay
Nebraska state senator – District 14