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Ben Sasse

Image result for ben sasse Ben Sasse

 U.S. Senate (R-NE)

Ben Sasse is the junior United States Senator from Nebraska, in office since 2014. He was elected in a 2014 landslide, winning each of Nebraska's 93 counties, and securing the second-largest margin for a new senator in the history of the state. Sasse serves on the Armed Services, Banking & Urban Affairs Committees, judiciary, and Joint Economic Committees.    

Born in Plainview, Nebraska, Sasse earned a doctorate in American history from Yale University.

He taught at the University of Texas and served as an Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 2010, he was named president of Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska.

Sasse is considered to be a thoughtful and traditional conservative. He believes that we have a moral obligation to pass along a country as great and free and opportunity-filled to the next generation as we were blessed to inherit from our grandparents. Sasse is committed to helping the next generation recover a sense of optimism about the American Dream for everyone of every race in every neighborhood.

 

 

 

 

 

Background Information

Hometown: Fremont

Birthdate: 2/22/1972

Born: Plainview, NE

Prev. Occupation: Political and Governmental Consultant

Marital Status: Married (Melissa)

Political Experience: U.S. Senate 2014 - present

Education: BA, 1994, Harvard University; MA and PhD, Yale University