Brad Ashford, US Representative
Nebraska's 2nd congressional district 2015 - 2017
August 25, 2017
Brad Ashford is a 5th generation Nebraskan and served in the US Representative seat for Nebraska's 2nd congressional district from 2015 - 2017.  He was formerly a member of the Nebraska Legislature, representing the 6th district from 1987- 1995 and the 20th district from 2007 - 2015.  Born in Omaha, Nebraska, he attended Westside High School, and earned a BA from Colgate University in 1971, and a JD from Creighton University School of Law in 1974.  He served on the Business and Labor, Judiciary and Urban Affairs committees in the Nebraska Legislature and has been an advocate for public education, raising special education standards and ensuring fair pay for Nebraska teachers.  While serving in the U.S. Congress, he served on the committee on Agriculture and Armed Services .  Ashford's rating in congress was among the most bi-partisan members of the 438 House members, as ranked by the Lugar Center.  While in Congress, he secured funding for a new, internationally vital Ebola Training and Education Center in Omaha, passed a federal law to bring a new Veterans Affairs medical facility to Omaha, and secured funding for repairs for the runway at Offutt Air Force Base.   Ashford is married to lawyer and health care executive Ann Ashford and father to John, Ellie and Tom.