Dennis Parker

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Dennis Parker
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Nebraska, District 1
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Years of service1971-1975
Date of birthAugust 15, 1951
Place of birthEugene, OR
ProfessionFormer Musician
Campaign website
Dennis Parker was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Nebraska. He was defeated by incumbent Jeff Fortenberry in the primary on May 15, 2012.[1]


Parker was born in Eugene, Oregon, and moved to Nebraska before the age of 3. Upon graduation from Silver Creek High School in 1969, he attended La Verne University in La Verne, California, George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska. He then served as an aviation storekeeper in the U.S. Navy from 1971-1975. He has been a professional musician and youth coordinator at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbus, Nebraska, and currently serves as the president of a non-profit.[2]



See also: Nebraska's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Parker ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Nebraska's 1st District. He sought the nomination on the Republican ticket, but he was defeated by incumbent Jeff Fortenberry in the primary on May 15, 2012. [3]

Republican Primary Results

Nebraska's 1st Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Fortenberry 86.4% 55,658
Jessica L. Turek 8.2% 5,255
Dennis Parker 5.4% 3,511
Total Votes 64,424


Campaign themes


On his website, Parker provided a list of issues he supports and a list of issues he doesn't support. [4]

  • Supports
  • Right to life
  • Right to work
  • Tax cuts
  • States Rights
  • Israel
  • Right to Keep & Bear Arms
  • Withdrawal from the U.N.
  • Reinstate Draft
  • Marriage – 1 man, 1 woman
  • Does not support
  • Abortion
  • Same Sex Marriage
  • Tax Increases
  • Nationalization of Health Care
  • National Identification Card
  • Islamic Law (Sharia) in the U.S.
  • Cap and Trade
  • Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants
  • Forced Unionization of Employees
  • Global Warming Issues
  • Any depredation of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness [4]

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