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Ben SasseREPRepublican United States Senator
50
Years of Age
8
Years of Experience
NEResidence (state)

Benjamin Eric Sasse ( SASS; born February 22, 1972) is an American academic administrator and politician who is the president-designate of the University of Florida. He served as a United States senator from Nebraska from 2015 to 2023 and is a member of the Republican Party. Born in Plainview, Nebraska, Sasse holds a bachelor's degree in government from Harvard University, a Master of Arts in liberal studies from St. John's College and master's and doctoral degrees in American history from Yale University. He has taught at the University of Texas and served as an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 2010, Sasse was named the 15th president of Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska. In 2014, Sasse ran for a vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. He defeated Democratic nominee David Domina, 65% to 31%. In 2020, Sasse was reelected. On February 13, 2021, Sasse was one of seven Republican senators to vote to convict Donald Trump of incitement of insurrection in his second impeachment trial.

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Campaign Funding

20
18
$8,476,695
Total Raised
$7,115,634
Total Spent
$1,361,057
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Republican/Conservative$680,762
96%
Securities & Investment$658,410
53%
Retired$364,697
41%
Insurance$279,110
34%
Real Estate$235,863
31%
Leadership PACs$211,382
28%
Lawyers/Law Firms$194,150
27%
Oil & Gas$188,585
26%
Lobbyists$181,850
26%
Health Professionals$176,588
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education6 - 6 of 4
Saint John's College
MA
1998
Harvard University
BA Government
1990 - 1994
Oxford University, England
Attended
Yale University
PhD American Conservatism During the Cold War
Past Positions1 - 11 of 11
Senator
United States Senate, Nebraska
2015 - 2023
President
Midland University
2010 - 2015
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
United States Department of Health and Human Services
2007 - 2009
Counselor to the Secretary
United States Department of Health and Human Human Services
2006 - 2007
Professor
University of Texas at Austin
2005 - 2006
Chief of Staff
United States Representative Jeff Fortenberry
2005
Chief of Staff
United States Department of Justice, Office of Legal Policy
2004 - 2005
Consultant
United States Department of Homeland Security
2005
Associate Consultant
Boston Consulting Group
1994 - 1995
Former Employee
McKinsey and Company
Former Farm Worker
Schlapfer Detassling
Other Experience1 - 24 of 24
Member
Saint Paul's Lutheran Church
Current
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance, United States Senate
Former Member
Joint Economic Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Privacy, Technology and the Law Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Securities, Insurance, and Investment Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Personnel Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Cybersecurity Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Airland Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Armed Services Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Economic Policy, United States Senate
Former Member
Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, United States Senate
Former Member
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, United States Senate
Former Member
Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, United States Senate
Former Member
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Economic Policy, United States Senate