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Kearney, Nebraska | July 8 - 9, 2022

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GOVERNOR

Pete Ricketts

FEATURED SPEAKERS

"A government of laws and not of men."

John Adams

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GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE

JIM PILLEN

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CONGRESSMAN-ELECT

MIKE FLOOD

Keynote Speaker

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Glenn 
Youngkin

Governor Glenn Youngkin is a homegrown Virginian who grew up in Richmond and Virginia Beach. As his father changed jobs, Governor Youngkin learned that moving around didn’t equal moving up – nothing was handed to him. From his first job washing dishes and frying eggs at a diner in Virginia Beach, he embraced hard work and responsibility to help his family when his father lost his job. His determination to succeed earned him multiple high school basketball honors in Virginia and an athletic scholarship to college.

After earning an engineering degree at Rice University, and his MBA at Harvard Business School, Governor Youngkin and his wife Suzanne moved to Northern Virginia. He landed a job at The Carlyle Group, where he spent the next 25 years. Working his way to the top of the company, Governor Youngkin played a key role in building Carlyle into one of the leading investment firms in the world. His efforts have helped fund the retirements of teachers, police officers, firefighters and other frontline public servants and supported hundreds of thousands of American jobs.

Married for over 27 years to his amazing wife Suzanne, Governor Youngkin is a dedicated father of four wonderful children. Their family journey has been and continues to be guided by their faith.

Convention Co-Chairs

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KATHY WILMOT

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KIRK 

PENNER

Breakout Sessions

Stop 30 x 30

The 30 x 30 program is a plan advanced by radical environmental activists to permanently protect 30% of America’s land and oceans by 2030. It is an unconstitutional policy shift, moving us from a nation founded on private property principles to one controlled by the administrative state.

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Margaret Byfield 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

American Stewards of Liberty

Power to the Parents: Bringing School Choice to the Good Life

School choice is about a fundamental right for parents to have access to the educational environment that serves their children best. The American Federation for Children believes parents should have a wide range of high-quality schools or educational options to choose from – be it traditional public schools, public charter schools, private schools, or virtual learning. 

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COMMUNICATIONS & AFC FELLOW

American Federation for Children

Additional Sessions

Political Best Practices

Led by

Bethany Marsden Berntson 

DEPUTY POLITICAL DIRECTOR

State Party Strategies

Communications for GOP Activists

Led by

Andrew Eisenberger

DEPUTY COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

State Party Strategies

The Road to +33 Majority

Led by

Bradley

Pitman

REGIONAL FIELD DIRECTOR

Nebraska Republican Party

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Accommodations

VENUE 
INFORMATION

Younes Conference Center South

416 W Talmadge St

Kearney, NE 68845

HOTEL 
OPTION 1

Holiday Inn

110 2nd Avenue

Kearney, NE 68847

308-236-4200

Group Rate is $130, depending on availability. Please call to book and mention the Republican State Convention.

HOTEL 
OPTION 2

Comfort Inn

118 3rd Ave

Kearney, NE 68847

308-251-2722

Group rate is no longer available due to room block policy.

Schedule

Please check back for additional details as Convention approaches.

Friday, July 8th 

7:00 PM - Booster Club Reception at the Younes Conference Center South

8:30 PM - Chairman's After Hours at Cunningham's Journal on the Lake

Saturday, July 9th

All events will take place at the Younes Conference Center South

7:00 AM - Registration and Breakfast 

8:00 AM - Worship Service Option

Location: Ruby 6

(For local mass service options, please visit https://masstimes.org)

9:00 AM - Convention begins

12:00 PM - Lunch

12:45 PM - Breakout Sessions

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  Sponsorship Opportunities  

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Our generous sponsors and supporters help make our NEGOP activities possible. There are several sponsorship opportunities for the 2022 NEGOP State Convention. Sponsors will receive recognition in the program, the opportunity to host a booth, and different levels of recognition throughout the event based on their level of participation. 

We currently have four sponsorship levels: 
  • Platinum: $10,000

  • Gold: $5,000

  • Silver: $2,500

  • Bronze: $1,000

Register as a sponsor today by clicking the button below.

Important Convention Dates

All announcements and important dates pertaining to the Convention business will be posted here. 
  • Registration is available at a reduced rate of $125 until June 17. Starting June 18, the cost of registration will increase to $175. Payment must be received by July 2 to be added to the registration list. 

  • Resolutions and constitutional amendments should be emailed to Taylor Gage at taylor@negop.org. Deadline for submissions is June 24

MAP AND KEY LOCATIONS

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We are looking forward to seeing you IN KEARNEY!