U.S. Senate (R-NE)
Ben Sasse is the junior United States Senator from Nebraska, in office since 2015. He was elected in November 2014, 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 Budget, Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary 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 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 every one of every race in every neighborhood.
Residence: Fremont, Nebraska
Previous Occupation: President of Midland University
Previous Public Experience: Assistant Secretary of HHS for Planning & Evaluation, Dec. '07 - Jan. '09
Education: BA Harvard University, PhD Yale Law School