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GOVERNOR

PETERICKETTS

Governor Pete Ricketts was sworn in as Nebraska’s 40th Governor on January 8, 2015. Governor Ricketts was first elected to office upon winning the Nebraska gubernatorial election on November 4, 2014. Prior to his election as governor, he worked to support Nebraska entrepreneurs and startup companies.

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SENATOR

DEB FISCHER

A lifelong Nebraskan, Deb Fischer is the senior senator from Nebraska, and was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012. Fischer is committed to working with Republicans and Democrats alike to advance sensible policies that will promote strong Nebraska families and communities.

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SENATOR

BEN SASSE

Ben Sasse was elected in a 2014 landslide, winning each of Nebraska’s 93 counties, and securing the second-largest margin for a new senator in the history of the state. A fifth-generation Nebraskan, Ben grew up walking beans and detasseling corn, experiences that taught him the value of hard work.

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CONGRESSMAN

DON BACON

Second District

Don is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Agricultural Committee, and the House Small Business Committee. Prior to his election to Congress, Don served in the Air Force for almost 30 years before retiring as a Brigadier General.

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CONGRESSMAN

ADRIAN SMITH

Third District

Adrian has earned praise for his leadership, hard-work and dedication to Nebraska. He has tackled issues ranging from biofuels and domestic energy, to transportation research and the continued development of rural Nebraska.

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LT. GOVERNOR

MIKEFOLEY

Lt. Governor Mike Foley was first elected to office as the running mate of Governor Pete Ricketts in 2014. Prior to his election as Lieutenant Governor, he served eight years as Nebraska State Auditor and served six years in the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature as the State Senator for District 29 in Lincoln.

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ATTORNEY GENERAL

DOUG PETERSON

Elected as Attorney General in 2014, Doug has dedicated his career to being an advocate for Nebraskans both in courts. He works closely with law enforcement agencies across the State to ensure that Nebraska communities are safe.

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SECRETARY OF STATE

BOB EVNEN

Evnen was elected in 2018. Previously a lawyer and serving on the State Board of Education, he is committed to providing high-quality and convenient public service. His goal is to improve voting security and ensure public saftey.

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STATE TREASURER

JOHN MURANTE

John was elected as Treasurer in 2018. Previously, he was a State Senator serving district 49 in Omaha. John plans to manage Nebraska taxpayer dollars wisely, strengthen the state’s 529 program, and ensure the Treasurer’s office is transparent and responsive.

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STATE AUDITOR

CHARLIE JANSSEN

Elected in 2014 as State Auditor, Charlie has worked hard to make sure Nebraska taxpayers get what they pay for. He was previously a U.S. Navy search & rescue swimmer and a State Senator in the Nebraska Unicameral from 2008 to 2014.

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STATE LEADERSHIP

Chairman Dan Welch (Left), National Committeewoman Lydia Brasch (Right), and National Committeeman J.L. Spray (Far Right) are devoted to electing strong conservative candidates who support the Party's principles of limited government, personal freedom, and fiscal responsibility.

 

NEGOP STAFF

 
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

TAYLOR GAGE

For the last eight years, Gage advised Governor Pete Ricketts on communications, issue management, and stakeholder engagement. Before serving the Governor’s Office, Gage worked as Deputy Campaign Manager for Governor Ricketts. He has previously served as Political Director for U.S. Senator Deb Fischer’s successful campaign in 2012, and has advised numerous other candidates for state and local office. In 2010, Gage served as Convention and Outreach Coordinator for the NEGOP.

POLITICAL COORDINATOR

HUDSON BUELL

Buell is a fifth-generation Nebraskan with experience in local politics. He graduated from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln with Bachelor's in Political Science and a Minor in National Security. Buell previously worked at the Nebraska Legislature as an Administrative Assistant for Senator Julie Slama. When he is not in the office, he is likely spending time with his wife Grace or watching sports.

FINANCE ASSISTANT

TIM SCHROEDER

Schroeder grew up in Illinois and moved to Nebraska two years ago, after completing his degree. He graduated from St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward, NE, with Bachelor's of Arts in Philosophy. Prior to working for the NEGOP, Schroder worked in Sales at Scheels. Schroeder enjoys spending time with his fiancee, hiking, and recreational shooting.