Jack Heidel

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Jack Heidel
Jack Heidel.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Nebraska, District 2
Bachelor'sUniversity of Iowa
Master'sUniversity of Iowa
Ph.D.University of Iowa
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Years of service1959-1961
Date of birthFebruary 23, 1939
Place of birthCedar Rapids, IA
ProfessionProfessor and Chair, Mathematics Department, University of Nebraska-Omaha
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Jack Heidel was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Nebraska. He was defeated by incumbent Lee Terry in the May 15, 2012, primary.[1]
Jack Heidel for Congress campaign logo.


Heidel was born in 1939 in Cedar Rapids and obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Iowa. Before he started his teaching career, he was an insurance agent and apartment manager in Des Moines from 1977 through 1984. He has now been teaching over 40 years and has been the chair of the University of Nebraska-Omaha Math Department for 12 years. He was elected member of the Knoxville, Tennessee School Board from 1975 through 1977, and he has been member of the Learning Community Coordinating Council since 2010.[2]



See also: Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Heidel ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Nebraska's 2nd District. He sought the nomination on the Republican ticket, but he was defeated by incumbent Lee Terry in the May 15, 2012, primary.[3]

Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLee Terry 59.5% 27,998
Brett Lindstrom 22.8% 10,753
Jack Heidel 11.5% 5,406
Glenn Freeman 4% 1,885
Paul Anderson 2.2% 1,051
Total Votes 47,093


Heidel has three children with his wife, Sharon Conlon.[4]

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