Don (Don) Bacon (R-02)

US Representative Don Bacon

Don (Don) Bacon (R-02)
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Capitol: 202.225.4155
FAX: 202.226.5452
District: 402.938.0300
Representative
Room 1024 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-2702
13906 Gold Circle
Omaha, NE 68144-2336
Residence:Papillion, NE

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairHouse Baltic Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Soccer Caucus
Co-ChairElectronic Warfare Working Group (EWWG)
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
Co-ChairCongressional Airborne ISR Caucus
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations
FC MemberYouth Mentoring Caucus
Co-ChairGlobal Positioning System (GPS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Physical Activity Caucus
Co-ChairInvisible Wounds Caucus
FC MemberPostal Preservation Caucus
FC MemberFriends of a Free, Democratic, and Stable Syria Caucus
Co-ChairFor Country Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Planetary Science Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberLaw Enforcement Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Main Street Caucus
FC MemberGlobal Investment in American Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Reformers Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberHouse Space Force Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus

Bio

Growing up and working on a farm in Illinois, Congressman Don Bacon learned first-hand how the value of hard work and commitment contributes to the success of a small business. He moved from the family farm to attend Northern Illinois University, from which he graduated with a Bachelors of Political Science in 1984, the same year he married Angie, the love of his life. They have three sons, one daughter, and six grandchildren. One year later, he began his military career by joining the U.S. Air Force and serving nearly 30 years, ultimately retiring as a Brigadier General. During his career in the Air Force, Congressman Bacon specialized in electronic warfare, intelligence and reconnaissance. His career highlights include two tours as a Wing Commander, at Ramstein Airbase in Germany and Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska; group command at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona; squadron command in Arizona, and expeditionary squadron command in Iraq. In total, Congressman Bacon served 16 assignments including four deployments across the globe, three of which were in the Middle East, and one assignment to Iraq in 2007 to 2008 during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Congressman Bacon's military decorations include the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, two Bronze Stars, two Legion of Merits, five Meritorious Service Medals, and the Aerial Achievement Medal. Additionally, he was selected as Europe's top Air Force Wing Commander for his time at Ramstein Airbase, as well as recognized as a distinguished graduate of the Air Command and Staff College, Navigator-Electronic Warfare School, and Officer Intelligence School. Further, Congressman Bacon has earned two Masters Degrees, from the University of Phoenix in Arizona and the National War College in Washington D.C. Upon his retirement from the Air Force in 2014, Congressman Bacon served as the military advisor to Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01), where he specialized in military affairs focusing on Offutt Air Force Base and the Nebraska National Guard. He also was an Assistant Professor at Bellevue University where he taught Undergraduate Leadership along with American Vision and Values (The Kirkpatrick Signature Series), until his 2016 election to Congress, representing Nebraska's Second Congressional District. Presently, Congressman Bacon serves on two committees within the House of Representatives- the House Armed Services Committee, and the House Agricultural Committee.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Angie   DOB: 8/16/1963
Counties Representing
Douglas
Sarpy