About the Senator:
A lifelong Nebraskan, Deb Fischer knows about hard work, strong communities and the Nebraska way of life. Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Deb attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with a B.S. in Education. Having a strong interest in education issues affecting our children, Deb got involved in leadership in local and statewide education associations. She was elected to the Valentine Rural High School Board of Education, became President of the Nebraska Association of School Boards and served as a commissioner on the Coordinating Commission for Post-Secondary Education.
In 2004, Deb was elected to the Nebraska Unicameral to represent the 43rd District, and then re-elected in 2008. She most recently served as the Chair of the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee where she led the passage of LB84 (2011), which will direct a portion of Nebraska’s existing sales tax to fund new roads throughout the state. Deb’s work was praised as “an achievement that has evaded other state officials for too many years” by the Lincoln Journal Star. She also served on the Revenue Committee and the Executive Board.
Because of her tenacity and effectiveness as a legislator and her deep love of Nebraska, people across the state encouraged her to run for the U.S. Senate. Her campaign focused on revitalizing our economy, working toward a balanced budget, supporting conservative principles, and protecting the Nebraska way of life. Deb was elected on November 6, 2012 and will begin her tenure on January 3, 2013 as one of Nebraska’s U.S. Senators.
Deb and her husband Bruce have been married for over 40 years and own a ranching business near Valentine, Nebraska. On the ranch, they raised their three sons, all of whom have returned to live and work on the family ranch. On December 8, 2012, Deb and Bruce became grandparents to a beautiful little girl.