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Carla J. NelsonREPRepublican State Senator, District 24
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Carla J. Nelson (born May 22, 1957) is an American politician from Minnesota who is a member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, she represents District 24, which includes parts of Olmsted County and Dodge County in the southeastern part of the state. Much of the southern half of Rochester and parts of northwestern Rochester are in her district. In 2018, Nelson was an unsuccessful candidate in the Republican primary to represent Minnesota's 1st congressional district.

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Campaign Funding

20
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$488,417
Total Raised
$487,996
Total Spent
$422
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
ME Teacher Leadership
1995 - 1997
Drake University
BS Education/Special Education
1975 - 1979
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Senator
Minnesota State Senate
2023 - Current
Senator
Minnesota State Senate
2012 - 2023
Senator
Minnesota State Senate
2010 - 2012
Representative
Minnesota State House of Representatives
2002 - 2004
Member
University of Minnesota Citizens Advisory Committee
Vice President
Olmstead Financial Group
2005 - Current
Teacher
Rochester Public Schools
1992 - 2000
Other Experience1 - 28 of 28
Member
Community Service Committee, Rochester Rotary
Current
Member
Autumn Ridge Church
Current
Member
Daughters of the American Revolution
Current
Trustee
Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust
Current
President
Friends of Mayowood
2008 - 2009
Board Member
Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation
2008 - Current
Associate Member
Marine Corps League
Board Member
Board of Directors, Junior Achievement
Board Member
Board of Directors, Rochester Music Guild
Board of Directors Member
Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs
Member
Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Evaluation Committee
Member
Orchestra and Choral, Rochester Symphony
Member
Rochester Public Schools Budget Reduction Advisory Committee
Member
Government Affairs and Government Forums Committee, Chamber of Commerce
Vice President
Rochester Network for Re-Entry Board of Directors
Vice President
Next Chapter Ministries
Member
Capitol Area Architectural Planning Board
Current
Board Member
Minnesota Higher Education Finance Authority
2005 - 2009
Former Chair
E-12 Finance and Policy Committee, Minnesota State Senate
Former Chair
E-12 Finance Committee, Minnesota State Senate
Former Chair
E-12 Finance and Policy Committee
Former Member
Division on Higher Education and Workforce Development Budget, Minnesota State Senate
Former Member
Capital Investment Committee, Minnesota State Senate
Former Member
State Government Finance and Policy and Elections Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives
Former Member
Finance Committee, Minnesota State Senate
Former Member
Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, Minnesota State Senate
Former Member
Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee, Minnesota State Senate
Former Member
Taxes Committee, Minnesota State Senate