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Korey Reiman Files for 1st Congressional District Seat

1 March 2012
Lincoln Attorney has Strong Reputation; Formerly Served as Veterans Advocate


LINCOLN - Lincoln Attorney Korey Reiman filed for the District 1 Congressional seat yesterday.  Reiman says he will present a strong contrast to current Congressman Jeff Fortenberry.

A lifelong Nebraskan, Reiman was born in North Platte and grew up on a farm in Pawnee County. He received his undergraduate degree from Peru State College and received his law degree from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln.  Reiman practiced law for John Stevens Berry from 1999 to 2004, advocating for veterans rights and benefits. In 2004, Reiman opened up his solo practice in Lincoln.   

Reiman decided to run for Congress because he believes District 1 needs a strong representative. Reiman said his background on the farm, coupled with his longstanding Lincoln ties, prepares him well to represent the diverse interests of the district.  He also said his background fighting for veterans will work well for new military families he will serve as a result of congressional redistricting. Support for veterans will be among many issues Reiman will tackle.

"To me, the American Dream is that if you work hard in life, you should have the chance to succeed," Reiman said. "Somehow we have strayed from that."  

Reiman is married to Melisa Reiman, a nurse at the Madonna Rehabilitation Center. The Reimans have two sons, Ethan and Elias and a daughter Isabella. Korey is a member the Nebraska Bar Association, Sons of the American Legion and serves as a volunteer YMCA soccer and football coach.

"In my career, I have fought for those who had no voice and those who have not had the financial means to ensure they are treated fairly," Reiman said. "I would bring that same passion to fighting for what is right for Nebraskans."