- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

1st CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

NAME: Jeff Fortenberry

AGE: 53

PARTY: Republican

EDUCATION: Bachelor in economics, Louisiana State University; master’s degrees in public policy from Georgetown University, and in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Publishing sales, Sandhills Publishing of Lincoln; assistant director of downtown development, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; researcher for Gulf South Research Institute

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Congressman since 2005; Lincoln City Council, 1997-2001

FAMILY: Wife, Celeste; five daughters

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NAME: Dennis P. Crawford

AGE: 54

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s from Creighton University; law degree from Catholic University of America

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Private practice attorney in Lincoln since 1986

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Nebraska Democratic Party, 2nd Associate Chair since 2012

FAMILY: Wife, Diane; three children

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2nd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

NAME: Lee Terry

AGE: 52

PARTY: Republican

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s at University of Nebraska-Lincoln; law degree from Creighton University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Attorney, private practice on civil matters.

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Elected to the Omaha City Council, 1991; elected to Congress, 1998.

FAMILY: Wife, Robyn; three sons

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NAME: Brad Ashford

AGE: 64

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from Colgate University; law degree from Creighton University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Omaha attorney; co-owner of Nebraska Clothing Company

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Chairman of the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee, has represented Omaha’s District 20 for 16 years, from 1987 to 1995 and since 2007

FAMILY: Wife: Ann; three children

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NAME: Steve Laird

AGE: Not available

PARTY: Libertarian

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s at Arizona State University; Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Sales and business development executive for 15 years; now president of reference division of Infogroup in Omaha

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Ran unsuccessfully for 2nd District seat in 1998, 2006 and 2008

FAMILY: Wife, Arlisa

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3rd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

NAME: Adrian Smith

AGE: 43

PARTY: Republican

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in secondary education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Buyers Realty; former Educational Service Unit No. 13, project manager in staff development; former research assistant, University of Nebraska Foundation

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Gering City Council, 1994-98; Nebraska Legislature, 1998-2006; Elected to Congress, 2006

FAMILY: Single

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NAME: Mark Sullivan

AGE: 63

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: Doniphan High School, 1969; Maintenance technician training, U.S. Air Force, 1970

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Farmer, runs 950-head feedlot. Served in the Nebraska Air National Guard

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: None

FAMILY: Wife, Karen, and four sons

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