Don Bacon

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Don Bacon
Donald Bacon Official House Photo.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded byBrad Ashford
Personal details
Donald John Bacon

(1963-08-16) August 16, 1963 (age 59)
Momence, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Angie Hardison (m. 1984)
ResidenceOmaha, Nebraska, U.S.
EducationNorthern Illinois University (BA)
University of Phoenix (MBA)
National Defense University (MA)
WebsiteHouse website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Air Force
Years of service1985–2014
RankUS-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier general
Commands55th Wing.png 55th Wing
435th Air Ground Operations Wg.jpg 435th Air Ground Operations Wing

Donald John Bacon (born August 16, 1963) is an American politician and former military officer. He is the U.S. Representative for Nebraska's 2nd congressional district since 2017. He was a United States Air Force officer, before his retirement in 2014.[1] Bacon is a member of the Republican Party.

In a December 2020 Washington Post found that Bacon was one of 37 who said Joe Biden won the 2020 election and did not support President Donald Trump's voter fraud claims.[2]

In May 2021, Bacon was one of 35 Republicans who joined all Democrats in voting to approve legislation to create the January 6 commission meant to investigate the storming of the U.S. Capitol.[3] He was one of only a few Republican lawmakers who openly supported the commission.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Don Walton (March 25, 2015). "Retired general bids for Ashford House seat". Lincoln Journal Star.
  2. "Where Republicans in Congress stand on Trump's false claim of winning the election". The Washington Post. 2020-12-05.
  3. LeBlanc, Paul (May 19, 2021). "Here are the 35 House Republicans who voted for the January 6 commission". CNN. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  4. Grayer, Annie (May 19, 2021). "House sends bill creating January 6 commission to the Senate". CNN. Retrieved May 19, 2021.

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