Ben Sasse is a fifth-generation Nebraskan, born in Plainview and raised in Fremont. Ben and his wife, Melissa, have three kids – Corrie, Alex, and Breck. The son of a football and wrestling coach, Ben learned about hard work detasseling corn and walking beans. Ben has spent most of his work-life as a turnaround guy — helping companies and non-profits build winning strategies.
Ben’s a leader. Before being elected to the Senate, Ben was the President of Midland University for five years. Ben was just 37 when he was recruited to lead his hometown institution, making him one of the youngest college presidents in the country. When he was hired, the 130-year-old Lutheran college was about to go bankrupt, but became one of the nation’s fastest-growing schools just three years later.
Ben’s a conservative. Consistently ranked as one of the United States Senate’s most conservative members, he serves on the judiciary, intelligence, finance, and banking committees. On the Judiciary Committee, Ben’s fighting to put strong constitutionalists — like Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh — on the courts. On the Intelligence Committee, Ben’s working to combat Chinese aggression. On the powerful Finance Committee, Ben’s focused on issues important to Nebraska — like trade, tax, and health care policy.
An outspoken advocate for Nebraska agriculture, Ben is working to make sure farmers and ranchers have reliable access to trade markets. Ben believes in the sanctity of human life and is a pro-life leader, having authored the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act and gone toe-to-toe against Planned Parenthood. Ben worries that career politicians have no urgency about the threats of cyber war and are lying about our nation’s looming debt crisis. An opponent of perpetual incumbency, he has no intention of spending his life in the Senate and authored term limit legislation on his first day in office.