LINCOLN – Jacob Campbell has earned some important endorsements for his campaign for south-central Lincoln’s Legislative District 29. Former Nebraska Governor Kay Orr, former Governor Dave Heineman, and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry have thrown their support behind Jacob.


“To have the guidance and encouragement of three of the finest leaders in our state is extremely encouraging. You can bet I’ll be calling them for their policy experience and historical knowledge of Nebraska government.”


In addition to these key endorsements, Jacob is announcing endorsements from the following: State Treasurer John Murante, County Commissioner Roma Amundson, Lincoln City Council member Roy Christensen, Public Service Commissioner Dan Watermeier, former Nebraska Republican Party Chair Mark Fahleson, former Lincoln City Council member Cyndi Lamm, former City Council member Trent Fellers, and the Nebraska Federation of Young Republicans.

Campbell previously announced the endorsement of three current state senators; Suzanne Geist, Mike Hilgers, and Ben Hansen.


Senator Suzanne Geist, who represents Legislative District 25 including portions of east Lincoln and the city of Waverly and is vice-chair of the Legislature’s Transportation & Telecommunications Committee, endorsed Campbell with the following statement, “Jacob Campbell has the energy and drive to be a tireless representative for Lincoln families and small business in the Legislature. He’ll work to protect vulnerable Nebraskans including children, seniors, the mentally ill and developmentally disabled while supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs that help fuel Nebraska’s economy.”


Senator Mike Hilgers, who represents Legislative District 21 including northwest Lincoln as well as northwest Lancaster County and serves as chair of the Legislature’s Executive Board, endorsed Campbell saying, “Lincoln needs more strong leaders who will work tirelessly to help grow our state through innovation, reducing regulation, lowering taxes and investing in our people. Jacob Campbell will do just that and I look forward to working with Jacob in the Legislature to represent Lincoln together and build a better future for Nebraska.”


Senator Ben Hansen, who represents Legislative District 16 including Washington, Burt and Cuming counties, endorsed Campbell with the following statement, “Jacob has gained valuable experience working in the Legislature previously for former Senator Lydia Brasch and more recently in my office. His character and work ethic and ability to break down complex issues and consider how they impact the lives of Nebraskans will make him an effective member of the Legislature.”



LINCOLN – Jacob Campbell, a Nebraska Army National Guard veteran, former child abuse investigator, and past University of Nebraska admissions recruiter, announced today he will run for the Legislature in Lincoln’s south-central District 29. The seat is currently held by Senator Kate Bolz who is unable to seek re-election in 2020 due to term limits.


“What I witnessed as a child abuse investigator informed my belief that government has an important and powerful responsibility to protect the most vulnerable in our society,” said Campbell. “In the Legislature I’ll work to protect vulnerable Nebraskans including children, seniors, the mentally ill and developmentally disabled.”


Campbell said his priorities in the Legislature will focus on protecting vulnerable populations, supporting property tax relief, investing in education, addressing prison over-crowding, and helping entrepreneurs and small businesses.


“My wife Laura and I met when we served together in the National Guard,” said Campbell. “That experience allowed me to afford to attend college. After graduating from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln I was proud to return to UNL as an admissions recruiter and encourage young people to pursue their college education right here in Nebraska. I’m determined to support Nebraska veterans and make sure investments in K-12 education and higher education remain priorities for our state.”


Campbell was raised in Bertrand, a rural south-central Nebraska town, and grew up working on area farms. He joined the Nebraska Army National Guard at age 17 and served as a military policeman for 8 years. During his term of service, Jacob met his wife, Laura, who also joined at 17 and served honorably for 6 years including a deployment to Afghanistan. Jacob and Laura have been married since 2012 and welcomed their daughter, Addison, in September 2018.


Jacob attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where he was educated as a teacher and later returned to work in the Undergraduate Office of Admissions. He has received his Graduate Certificate in Public Management and plans to receive his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska – Omaha in December 2019. Jacob worked at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services as a child abuse investigator and most recently as legislative staff in the Nebraska Unicameral where he has developed a valuable knowledge of the legislative process.


Jacob and Laura own a rental property management business and are passionate about meeting the community’s affordable housing needs. Jacob, Laura, and Addison are active members of Lincoln Berean Church, where they previously served as House Group leaders for the church’s youth group.

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