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Elected and Appointed Officials In Nebraska

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List of Elected and Appointed Officials

Nebraska Current Partisan Composition

State Representatives(0)
State Senators(49)
US Representatives(3)
US Senators(2)
Lt. Governor
Att. General
Sec. Of State
State Elected Officials
Mike Foley
Doug Peterson,
Hon. John Gale
Nebraska U.S. Senators
US Senators(2)
Party affiliation:Republican
Senator Deb,Fischer

Year of Birth: 1951

A Senator from Nebraska; born in Lincoln, Neb., March 1, 1951;graduated University of Nebraska, B.S., 1988; rancher; Valentine Rural HighSchool Board of Education 1990-2004; Nebraska Coordinating Commission forPostsecondary Education 2000-2004; Nebraska Unicameral Legislature 2005-2012;elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2012 for the term endingJanuary 3, 2019.

Phone: Washington D.C.:(202) 224-6551

Party affiliation:Republican
Senator Ben,Sasse

Year of Birth: 1972

A Senator from Nebraska; born in Plainview, Pierce County, Nebr.,February 22, 1972; B.A., Harvard University, 1994; M.A., St. John’sCollege, Annapolis, Md., 1998; Ph.D., Yale University, 2004; managementconsultant; university professor; chief of staff to U.S. Representative JeffFortenberry; counselor to the secretary, U.S. Department of Health and HumanServices; assistant secretary for planning and evaluation, U.S. Department ofHealth and Human Services; president of Midland University, Fremont, Nebr.;elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2014 for the term endingJanuary 3, 2021.

Phone: Washington, D.C. Office:(202) 224-4224

Nebraska U.S. House Representatives
Congressional Districts : 1 , 2 , 3 ,
US House(3)
Congressional District : 1Republican
Representative Representative Fortenberry, Jeff

Representative Fortenberry, Jeff
Year of Birth: 1960

A Representative from Nebraska; born in Baton Rouge, East BatonRouge Parish, La., December 27, 1960; B.A., Louisiana State University, BatonRouge, La., 1982; M.P.P., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1986; M.Th.,Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio, 1996; member of the Lincoln, Nebr.,city council, 1997-2001; publishing executive; elected as a Republican to theOne Hundred Ninth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3,2005-present).


Congressional District : 2Democratic
Representative Representative Ashford, Brad

Representative Ashford, Brad
Year of Birth: 1949

A Representative from Nebraska; born in Omaha, Douglas County,Nebr., November 10, 1949; graduated from Westside High School, Omaha, Nebr.,1967; B.A., Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y., 1971; J.D., CreightonUniversity, Omaha, Nebr., 1974; staff, United States Senator Roman Hruska ofNebraska; lawyer, private practice; business executive; attorney, FederalHighway Administration, 1974-1975; hearing examiner, Nebr. department ofeducation, 1983-1984; judge, Nebr. court of industrial relations, 1984-1986;member of the Nebraska state legislature, 1987-1994; chief executive officer,Omaha, Nebr., housing authority, 1998-2003; member of the Nebraska statelegislature, 2006-2014; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred FourteenthCongress (January 3, 2015)


Congressional District : 3Republican
Representative Representative Smith, Adrian

Representative Smith, Adrian
Year of Birth: 1970

A Representative from Nebraska; born in Scottsbluff, ScottsbluffCounty, Nebr., December 19, 1970; graduated from Gering High School, Gering,Nebr., 1989; attended Liberty University, Lynchburg. Va., 1989-1990; B.S.,University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebr., 1993; business owner; teacher; memberof the Gering, Nebr., city council, 1994-1998; member of the Nebraska statelegislature, 1999-2007; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Tenth and tothe four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2007-present).


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