Deb Fischer

Born:March 1, 1951 (age 69)
Career:U.S. Senate, 2013-present
Nebraska Legislature, 2005-2013
Education:B.S, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Deb Fischer assumed office as a U.S. senator from Nebraska in January 2013, the third female senator from Nebraska and the first elected to a full term.

Born March 1, 1951 in Lincoln, Nebraska, Fischer attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with a B.S. in education. Previously, she was elected to the Valentine Rural High School Board of Education, became president of the Nebraska Association of School Boards and served as a commissioner on the Coordinating Commission for Post-Secondary Education.

In 2004, she was elected to the Nebraska Legislature to represent the 43rd Legislative District. She served as chair of the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee and as a member of the Revenue Committee and the Executive Board.

For information on Fischer's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on


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