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Jeff Fortenberry (R)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 12/27/1960 (Baton Rouge, LA)
Race: White
Religion: Catholic
Residence: Lincoln, NE
Education: BA in Economics from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; MA in Theology from Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH; MPP in Public policy from Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Occupation: Publishing Executive
Office Type: U.S. House -- Nebraska District 1 

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Born in Baton Rouge, La., Jeff Fortenberry moved to Nebraska in 1995.

He earned a degree in economics from Louisiana State University in 1982, a master's of public policy from Georgetown University in 1986 and a master's in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1995.

Before coming to Nebraska, Fortenberry was assistant director of the Downtown Development District in Baton Rouge and a research associate and economist at the Gulf South Research Institute.

Fortenberry served on the Lincoln City Council from 1997 to 2001.

He and his wife, Celeste, have four children.

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Jeff Fortenberry served on the Lincoln City Council from 1997 to 2001.

In 2004, he defeated two opponents in the Republican primary for Nebraska's 1st District U.S. House seat, winning 39 percent of the vote.

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