Lee Terry (R-NE-2)
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Lee Terry Congressional Candidate Nebraska District 2
Biography of Lee Terry from House.gov
Congressman Lee Terry is honored to serve the people of Nebraska’s Second District and represent the place he was born, raised, and has always called home. During his time in Congress, Terry has strived to advance Nebraskans’ interests and increase the quality of life for all Americans. Amongst his many efforts, Congressman Terry’s top priorities have included balancing the budget, reducing our nation’s dependence on hostile regimes for energy, and reforming our government to be more effective, responsive and much more responsible.
Congressman Terry’s work for the people of Nebraska started long before his time in Congress. After graduating from Omaha Northwest High School, earning his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and receiving his J.D. from Creighton University School of Law, Terry did legal work in civil matters and served as a member of Omaha’s City Council. During this time, he held the position of Omaha City Council Vice President for two years and later led the Council for two years as its President.
Congressman Terry currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The committee has a wide jurisdiction and is responsible for legislative matters dealing with the supply and transmission of energy, telecommunications, and interstate and foreign commerce – amongst other topics. After years of extensive committee work and research on information transmission technologies, Congressman Terry’s peers saw his proficiency in the subject and at the start of the 112th Congress, they elected him the Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee of Communications and Technology. In addition to these posts, Terry is a member of the Energy Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power and Oversights and Investigation.
Congressman Terry’s approach to the American energy landscape is one that can be best characterized as “strength in diversity.” He believes that an energy economy built upon numerous sources of energy production is a major first step towards American economic prosperity and tightened national security. The Congressman believes that we should decrease our reliance on foreign sources of energy and take advantage of what is here: countless opportunities for backyard-sourced American energy. If we fully utilize our country’s resources of coal, petroleum, natural gas and better develop our wind, hydroelectric, solar, and nuclear power production, it will create millions of American jobs, and establish uninterrupted and reasonably-priced power for all our country’s fifty states.
Outside of crafting legislation, votes, and committee work, Congressman Terry is the Co-chairman of the Impact Aid Coalition, a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership, and as the Chair of the Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine. He has been named a “heavyweight” in the telecommunications and media policy fields in the 111th Congress.
While Congressman Terry’s demanding schedule keeps him working long days and nights in Washington, DC, once each week’s votes are over, he looks forward to being back in Omaha with his wife Robyn and their three sons Nolan, Ryan, and Jack.
Biography of Lee Terry from Lee Terry for Congress
As a trusted leader for Nebraska families, Congressman Terry has been your ardent advocate in Congress since his first election in 1998. As the senior member of the Nebraska House delegation, his growing influence helps to elevate Nebraska’s voice on a national level. Congressman Terry serves on the powerful House Committee on Energy and Commerce. At the beginning of the 112th Congress, Congressman Terry was elected to the Vice Chair of the Subcommittee of Communications and Technology. He also serves on the Subcommittees of Energy and Power and Oversight and Investigation.
Congressman Terry also serves an important role with the Republican Conference as a member of both the Steering Committee and the Policy Committee. These committees, respectively, assign fellow members their committee assignments and set the Republican policy priorities for each legislative term. His hard work and dedication have earned him a spot as a Republican Deputy Whip.
As a native Omahan, Lee is a Northwest High School graduate. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Nebraska at Lincoln and his Juris Doctorate from Creighton University. He and his wife Robyn have three sons, Nolan, Ryan and Jack, who are all active members of our community.
Before his election to the House of Representatives, Congressman Terry was a member of the Omaha City Council, serving two years as President and two years as Vice-President. He was also Managing Partner in a small Omaha law firm.
Congressman Terry’s vision has led the fight for our nation’s energy independence, for government that is responsible to the people and for economic stability for hard working families. Each day in Congress, his goal is to the fight for the future of his children and yours.