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Tom Carlson's Biography
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Wife: Margo; 3 Children: Chad, Erin, Nathan
PhD, University of Iowa, 1967
MS, University of Northern Colorado, 1964
BS, University of Northern Colorado, 1963
Candidate, Nebraska State Governor, 2014
Senator, Nebraska State Legislature, 2007-2014
Member, Holdrege District 44 School Board, 1986-1994
President, Holdrege District 44 School Board, 1992
Member, Economic Development Committee, Midwestern Legislative Conference
Member, Executive Committee, Midwestern Legislative Conference
Member, Innovations Selection Committee, Midwestern Legislative Conference
2nd Vice Chair, Midwestern Legislative Conference
Financial Advisor, present
Senior Agent, Principal Financial Group, 1977-2006
Professor, Taylor University, 1974-1977
Professor, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 1967-1974
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Christian Homes Board, 2003-present
Member, Chamber of Commerce
Former Member, Church Board
Member, Holdrege Rotary
Member, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
Member, Nebraska Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
Member, Westside Church
Member, Young Men's Christian Association Board, 2004
President, Nebraska Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, 2002
President, Holdrege Rotary, 1998
President, Central Nebraska Associaiton of Insurance and Financial Advisors, 1997
President, Holdrege Chamber of Commerce, 1983
President, Holdrege Optimists, 1981
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