Wednesday, November 30, 2016 – (OMAHA, NE) Today, Congressman-Elect Don Bacon (NE-02) announced Jen Rae Wang as the Deputy Chief of Staff. In this capacity, Wang will lead the Omaha office as the District Director and Communications Director for the Congressman when he takes office on January 3, 2017.
“This is a huge win for Team Bacon,” said the Congressman-Elect. “Anyone who knows Jen Rae knows that we have acquired one of the most talented, top-tier leaders to spearhead my Nebraska operations.”
Wang joins the office with more than a decade of experience at the highest levels of state and federal government, and a proven record of promoting sensible Nebraska policies. Wang served as Governor Dave Heineman’s Communications Director and Spokesperson for 8 years, from 2007 to 2015, At the end of his term, she was the longest serving Communications Director for a sitting U.S. Governor. Prior to leading the Governor’s Communications Office, Wang was a senior advisor to former Congressman Lee Terry for three years. Additionally, Wang has served in a management role as the Communications and Public Affairs Director and Statewide Planning Coordinator for a Nebraska state agency. Most recently, she was the Director of Government Relations for the Platte Institute for Economic Research, a Nebraska-based free market think tank.
“I am looking forward to working for Congressman-Elect Bacon and continuing my efforts serving the people of Nebraska in my home congressional district,” said Wang. “Congressman-Elect Bacon is dedicated to protecting hardworking Nebraskans; invigorating the economy and small business through tax reform and deregulation; and combating a crippling national debt.”
In addition to her public service career, Wang has a background in public relations and journalism, with experience in both print and broadcast media. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas’ William Allen White School of Journalism with a Bachelor of Science degree in strategic communications and advertising. Wang will be returning to Omaha with her husband, Alan, a U.S. Marine Corps officer, and their 1-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son.