Charlie Janssen

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Charlie Janssen
Member of the Nebraska Senate
from the 15th district
Assumed office
January 2009
Preceded by Ray Janssen
Personal details
Born (1971-01-15) January 15, 1971 (age 43)
Fremont, Nebraska, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Wayne State College

Charlie Janssen (born January 15, 1971) is a Nebraska politician. He is a state senator in the Nebraska Legislature.

Early life[edit]

Janssen was born in Fremont, Nebraska. He graduated with a BS from Wayne State College in 1997.[1] Janssen served in the United States Navy from 1989 to 1993.[2]


Janssen served on the Fremont City Council before being elected to the Nebraska legislature. In 2008, he was elected to represent the 15th Nebraska legislative district replacing his uncle, Ray Janssen of Nickerson.[3] He currently sits on the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs, Intergovernmental Cooperation, and Transportation and Telecommunications committees. He briefly proposed an amendment to LB403 (a bill mandating the use of E-Verify for public employers, public contractors and companies seeking state tax breaks) which would have overturned the Dream Act of 2006 in Nebraska,[4] however he later withdrew his amendment.

Family life[edit]

Janssen resides in Fremont, and has two children, Charlie Jr. and Betsy Anne.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sen. Charlie Janssen (R-Nebraska) biography". Retrieved October 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Senator Charlie Janssen's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "OUR VIEW: Thank you, Sen. Janssen". February 28, 2009. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Nebraska Legislature
Preceded by
Ray Janssen
Member of the Nebraska Legislature
from the 15th district