Spencer has bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Sociology and a minor in Criminal Justice from Hastings College. He also holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration with a public policy concentration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Spencer was raised in a family that bleeds true Republican red and has been involved in politics from a young age. In 2009 he was influential in starting a Campus Conservatives organization on his college campus as a way to organize and unite the underrepresented right wing of the student body. The organization grew to become the second largest student organization on campus within its first year and successfully ran several candidates to take over the liberal leaning student senate. After graduating he worked for Congressman Lee Terry representing Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District. Spencer’s areas of specialization included Healthcare, Social Security, IRS, small business, and Department of Education issues. Spencer has also worked on and volunteered with numerous campaigns at all levels, currently serves on his county party board, state party executive committee, and as the Nebraska Young Republican Chairman.
In 2014, Spencer left federal service to pursue a Legislative Aide position in the Nebraska Legislature. He began as the Legislative Aide to the Chairman of the Banking, Commerce, and Insurance Committee. Within that session, Spencer helped the senator successfully run to become the Speaker of the Legislature. He transitioned from Legislative Aide into the Research Analyst / Chief of Staff role for the Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature. In this role, Spencer served as the top advisor on policy and political issues for the Speaker. Aside from advising the Speaker, Spencer was responsible for understanding legal and procedural issues for the body and working with all Senators to address issues that may arise.
In 2016, Spencer was elected to be the Chairman of the Nebraska Federation of Young Republicans (NFYR). In his three years as chairman the NFYR saw consistent growth in membership, fundraising, and influence within the state party apparatus, as well as within the national Young Republican organization. Spencer was appointed in 2019 to serve as the Midwest Regional Vice Chairman for the Young Republican National Federation. In this role, Spencer was responsible for overseeing the entire 12 state Midwest region for the organization. Under his leadership, the NFYR also won the bid to host the 2019 Young Republican National Convention in Omaha, Nebraska. The convention ran five days in July of 2019, brought over 350 Young Republicans from across the country together, featured numerous high-profile speakers and events, and raised over $160,000. At the convention Spencer was elected to serve as the Treasurer of the Young Republican National Federation.
In late 2019, Spencer left the Speaker’s office to begin with EZPolitix. He devises targeted, meaningful, and effective voter outreach for candidates up and down the ballot, as well as county and state parties, and issue advocacy organizations. Spencer was elected in November of 2020 to serve on the Omaha Public Schools Board of Education.