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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.