A lifelong Republican and committed conservative, Adrian Smith has brought Nebraska values to Congress since 2007.
The Gering native, whose family has called Nebraska home for six generations, was first introduced to politics in college before returning to Gering to serve his hometown as a member of the City Council, then representing District 48 in the Nebraska Legislature, where he earned a reputation as a champion of conservative values and ideals. He has consistently voted against tax increases, to protect the rights of gun owners, and maintained a strong pro-life voting record.
Adrian has built on this record since entering Congress, fighting to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, to repeal onerous regulations on Nebraska agricultural producers and small businesses, and to cut spending by trillions of dollars.
Smith, who was reelected with 70 percent of the vote in 2010, currently serves on the Committee on Ways and Means. This assignment puts Adrian on the front lines in the debate on how to create jobs and gives him a unique ability to serve Nebraskans on important issues such as opening international markets for agriculture products and permanently repealing the Death Tax.
Adrian continues to maintain deep involvement in rural issues outside of his committee assignment, serving as chairman of the Congressional Rural Caucus, the Modern Agriculture Caucus, and as co-chair of the Congressional Rural Veterans Caucus.
Adrian is a 1993 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and continues to reside in Gering.