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Dennis Nielsen

Office District Status
Party In Office Since Term Ends
Level of Government  
 
Date of Birth Birthplace Now Lives In
, Shelby, IA Nashville, NC

Synopsis

Dennis Nielsen is a retired Air Force colonel and a long-shot candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor. 

Trivia

He runs a service helping elderly people file their taxes. 

Endorsements

Biography

Marital Status
Married
Spouse
Linda
Children
Two adult daughters

Dennis Nielsen is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Early Life and Education

Dennis Nielsen was born in Shelby, Iowa.

He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1970.

Military Service

He retired from the Air National Guard in 2002. 

Political Career

He ran unsuccessfully for state Senate in 2004.

In 2006, he ran unsuccessfully in the primary for state House of Representatives.

In 2008, he ran in the Democratic primary for governor without a paid campaign staff or much money. 

He supports vouchers for private school, eliminating property taxes for people over 65 with incomes less than $40,000 a year, and an end to forced annexation by cities and towns. 

He faces Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue and state Treasurer Richard Moore in the primary. 

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Community Involvement:
Not specified.

Contact Info







Education


University of Nebraska
Graduated: 1970




Military

Years of service:
Branch:
National Guard

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