Campbell to run for Legislature in Lincoln’s District 29
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.