Jeff Fortenberry is a Republican politician. He is currently the U.S. Representative for Nebraska’s 1st congressional district and was previously the state’s lieutenant governor and a member of the unicameral Nebraska Legislature.
Fortenberry attended Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and graduated with honors. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in economics, a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown, and a master’s degree in theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Fortenberry formerly worked for Sandhills Publishing as an economist, in local economic development, and as a publishing executive. He also worked as a policy analyst for the Senate Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee. From 1997 to 2001, Fortenberry served on the Lincoln City Council as an at-large member.
With 39 percent of the vote, Fortenberry won the seven-candidate Republican primary to replace retiring Doug Bereuter. He beat Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature Curt Bromm (33 percent) and businessman Greg Ruehle, who was sponsored by the Club for Growth (21 percent ). He defeated State Senator Matt Connealy 54 percent to 43 percent in the general election. With the exception of Thurston and Burt, he won every county.
A federal grand jury indicted Fortenberry on accusations of lying to investigators in October 2021. Fortenberry was found guilty on all three counts of lying to investigators and concealing information regarding his foreign campaign contributions on March 24, 2022.
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Who is Jeff Fortenberry wife?
The name of Jeff Fortenberry is Celeste Fortenberry. He has been married to his wife, Celeste Fortenberry, since 1988. They have five children together.
Jeff Fortenberry children
Jeff Fortenberry’s children are five in number. the names of Jeff Fortenberry’s children are; Christine Fortenberry, Claire Fortenberry, Caroline Fortenberry, Elizabeth Fortenberry and Kathryn Fortenberry.