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Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.)

District: 1st District
Political Highlights: Lincoln City Council, 1997-2001; U.S. House of Representatives, 2005-present
Born: Dec. 27, 1960; Baton Rouge, La.
Residence: Lincoln
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Celeste Fortenberry; five children
Education: Louisiana State U., B.A. 1982; Georgetown U., M.P.P. 1986; Franciscan U. of Steubenville, M.Div. 1996
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (6th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Energy-Water; Military Construction-VA; State-Foreign Operations)

Election History
2014generalJeff Fortenberry (R) 123,21968.8
Dennis Crawford (D) 55,83831.2
2012generalJeff Fortenberry (R) 173,47368.3
Korey Reiman (D) 80,41231.7
2010generalJeff Fortenberry (R) 116,87171.3
Ivy Harper (D) 47,10628.7
2008generalJeff Fortenberry (R) 184,92370.4
Max Yashirin (D) 77,89729.6
2006generalJeff Fortenberry (R) 121,01558.4
Maxine Moul (D) 86,36041.6
2004generalJeff Fortenberry (R) 143,75654.2
Matt Connealy (D) 113,97143.0
Steven Larrick (GREEN) 7,3452.8
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