Tom Baker (politician)

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Tom Baker (born 1948) is a Nebraska state senator in the Nebraska Legislature who lives in Trenton, Nebraska.

He was born on August 24, 1948, in McCook, Nebraska. He graduated Trenton High School in 1966 and from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1971 with a B.S. in agronomy with a secondary teaching certificate in science.

He was elected in 1998 to represent the 44th Nebraska legislative district and was reelected in 2002. He currently sits on the Revenue and Rules committees and he is the chairperson of the Transportation and Telecommunications committee. He is also a member of St. James Catholic Church, Elks Club, and the Knights of Columbus.


Tom Baker received his education from the following institutions:

  • BS, Agronomy/Secondary Teaching Certificate in Science, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1971[1]

Political Experience[edit]

Tom Baker has had the following political experience:

  • Candidate, Nebraska State Senate, District 44, 2010
  • Senator, Nebraska State Legislature, 1998-present
  • Board of Directors, Trenton Public Schools, 1974-1982, 1986-1990
  • Member, Trenton School Board, 1980-1988
  • Chuck Hagel for United States Senate Campaign
  • Jan Stoney for United States Senate Campaign
  • Kay Orr for Governor Campaign
  • Owen Elmer for Legislature Campaign[1]

Professional Experience[edit]

Tom Baker has had the following professional experience:

  • Self-Employed
  • President, Baker Corporation, 1977
  • Treasurer, B and A Enterprises, Incorporated[1]


Tom Baker has been a member of the following organizations:

  • Chair, Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council, 1993
  • Member, Nebraska Oil and Gas Commission, 1989-1993
  • Board Member/Volunteer EMT, Trenton Ambulance Service, 1982-present
  • Board of Directors, Trenton Rural Fire District, 1978-present
  • Elks Club 1434, McCook
  • Board of Directors, First National Bank of McCook
  • Former Member, Hitchcock County Extension Board
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Nebraska Cattlemen
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau
  • Nebraska Federation of Independent Business
  • Trustee/Member, Saint James Catholic Church[1]
Preceded by
Nebraska state senator-district 44
Succeeded by
Mark Christensen

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Thomas 'Tom' C. Baker's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 

External links[edit]

  1. "Nebraska Unicameral Legislature". Sen. Tom Baker. Retrieved March 14, 2006.