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Jeff Fortenberry's Biography

Office: U.S. House (NE) - District 1, Republican

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (NE) - District 1

Contact Information


6415 Rainier Drive
Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone: 402-488-3678

Post Office Box 30265
Lincoln, NE 68503

301 South 13th Street, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508

Post Office Box 377
641 North Broad Street
Fremont, NE 68026

506 West Madison Avenue
Suite 2
Norfolk, NE 68701

1514 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Jeff Fortenberry




Wife: Celeste; 5 Children

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Baton Rouge, LA

Home City:

Lincoln, NE



MA, Theology, Franciscan University, Steubenville, 1996

MA, Public Policy, Georgetown University, 1986

BA, Economics, Louisiana State University, 1982

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 1, 2004-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Nebraska, District 1, 2018, 2020

Member, Lincoln City Council, District At-Large, 1997-2001

Member, Coalition on Autism Research and Education, present

Member, Congressional African Staff Association, present

Member, Congressional Biofuels Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Children’s Health Care Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Community Pharmacy Coalition, present

Member, Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus, present

Vice Chair, Congressional Friends of Jordan Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Humanities Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Life Insurance Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Military Family Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Rural Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Scouting Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus, present

Co Chair, Friends of Switzerland Caucus, present

Member, General Aviation Caucus, present

Member, Green Schools Caucus, present

Member, House Army Caucus, present

Co-Chair, House Beef Caucus, present

Member, House International Conservation Caucus, present

Member, House Library of Congress Caucus, present

Member, House Native American Caucus, present

Member, House Oceans Caucus, present

Member, House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus, present

Member, House Rural Health Care Coalition, present

Member, House Small Brewers Caucus, present

Member, House Soils Caucus, present

Member, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Religious Minorities in the Middle East Caucus, present

Member, Rural Veterans Caucus, present

Former Member, Civil War Battlefield Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Caucus of Uganda

Co-Founder, Congressional Nuclear Security Caucus

Former Member, Congressional West Africa Caucus

Former Member, Democracy Partnership Commission, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Foreign Affairs Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, House 4-H Caucus

Former Vice Chair, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Public Policy and Economic Analysis Team, United States House of Representatives

Sales Representative, TruckPaper.com, Sandhills Publishing, 1998-present

Director, Public Relations and Foundation Activities, Sandhills Publishing, 1995-1998

Assistant Director, Downtown Development District, Baton Rouge, 1989-1992

Economist/Research Associate, Gulf South Research Institute, 1987-1989

Policy Analyst, Subcommittee for Intergovernmental Relations, United States Senate, 1986

Member, Saint Joseph Catholic Church, present

Former Member, Advisory Board, Catholic Social Services

Former Member, Civilian Leadership Council, Nebraska National Guard

Former Representative, International 4-H Youth Exchange, Egypt

Former Member, Lincoln Independent Business Association

Former Member, Lincoln Rotary Club

Member, Hometown Security Committee, City of Lincoln, 2003

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Favorite Quote:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness," - Preamble to the United States Declaration of Independence