Bart McLeay


  • Third-generation Nebraskan* born and raised in Omaha
  • Five brothers (including identical twin Matt) who all live in Omaha, and two sisters who live in Dallas and Kansas City
  • Married to Nebraska City native Jane Porter McLeay, three sons and one daughter
  • Paternal grandfather, Hugh Lawrence McLeay, was a physician who established a medical practice and settled for more than a dozen years in Stapleton, Nebraska
  • Father John F. McLeay graduated from Creighton University Medical School with a Master in Science Degree in Surgery (following earlier graduation from Nebraska medical school) and continuously practiced as a general surgeon for decades and still today at 82 years old maintains a small office practice
  • Maternal grandfather, Thomas Emmons Dunbar, was a graduate of Creighton University School of Law and, after serving in private practice in Nebraska City, became a district court judge for Otoe, Cass and Sarpy Counties in Nebraska

*Maternal lineage traced two additional generations

Bart McLeay Candidate for the United States Senate

Bart McLeay


  • Joined Kutak Rock LLP Law Firm in 1985 through 2013
  • Department Chair for Litigation since 2006 coordinating 140 attorneys
  • Successfully represented Nebraska as Assistant Attorney General in water cases against Kansas and Colorado
  • Successfully represented a wounded soldiers organization
  • Law Clerk for Nebraska Federal Court Judge (Judge Albert G. Schatz)
  • Law Clerk for Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (Judge Donald R. Ross)
  • 2014 Candidate for Nebraska’s United States Senate seat



  • Attended St. Margaret Mary grade school
  • Graduated from Creighton Prep High School in 1977 where he played football and was editor of the school paper
  • Graduated from the University of Arizona with distinction with a B.S. B.A. in Accounting
    • Bart played one year of college football
    • Served as one of eight campus-wide student senators
    • Member of Beta Alpha Psi accounting fraternity and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
  • Graduated University of Virginia Law School in 1984, serving on the Virginia Tax Review


Three principles are at the core of what Bart McLeay stands for…

1. Fiscal Fix at Home

With the deficit rising at unsustainable levels, we need leadership in Washington to get back to basics and budget within our means.

2. Restore Freedom

Freedom and liberty are the foundations of our great Nation, and the cornerstones to our continued success. Government should be used as a vehicle to advance freedom, not limit it.

3. Lead from the Front Abroad

When in crisis, the world looks to the United States of America to lead by example. We need to respond to that call with responsibility and leadership.