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Senator Ben Nevers  -  District 12


State Senator Ben Nevers (District 12) came to the Louisiana Senate from the House of Representatives, where he served from 1999 - 2003. The Bogalusa Democrat owns an electrical contracting business and serves as deacon in his church. His prior service as a local school board member provides a solid base for his current position as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education. His years of business experience give him a clear understanding of the vital link between education and a healthy economy. For the betterment of Senate District 12, Senator Nevers is also committed to advancing the causes of agriculture, economic development, and health care. 

Nevers is married to the former Barbara Ann Williams. They have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. He is a 1964 graduate of Bogalusa High School and a 1969 graduate of Louisiana Technical College, Sullivan Campus. Nevers also served in the United States Army from 1965 - 1971.

In addition to his Senate committees, Senator Nevers also serves on the Louisiana Tuition Trust Authority, the Louisiana High School Redesign Commission, the Louisiana Early Childhood Science Team, the Blue Ribbon Commission for Educational Excellence, the Education Commission of the States, the Education Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference, the Senate Select Committee on Vocational and Technical Education, the Textbook/Media/Library Advisory Council, the Louisiana Educational Assessment Testing Commission, the Louisiana State Reading Leadership Team, the ALEC Education Task Force, the Louisiana Commission on Civic Education, the Legislative Audit Advisory Council, the Deep Water Port Task Force, the Hurricane Katrina Memorial Commission, the Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay, the Louisiana Dairy Producers Tax Credit/Refund Regulations Committee, the Oversight of the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission, the Southern Regional Education Board’s Legislative Advisory Council, and the TIMED Program Study Committee. Senator Nevers is also a member of the Louisiana Northshore Legislative Delegation.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana.