Jim Pillen

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Jim Pillen
41st Governor of Nebraska
Assumed office
January 5, 2023
LieutenantJoe Kelly
Preceded byPete Ricketts
Personal details
Born (1955-12-31) December 31, 1955 (age 68)
Columbus, Nebraska, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Suzanne Pillen
EducationUniversity of Nebraska, Lincoln (BS)
Kansas State University (DVM)
WebsiteCampaign website
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Jim Pillen (born December 31, 1955)[1] is an American Republican politician, veterinarian, and businessman who is the 41st and current Governor of Nebraska since 2023. He is a member of the Republican Party.[2]

Pillen was born in Columbus, Nebraska. He studied at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Kansas State University.

From 1975 to 1978, he was a defensive back for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team.[3]

Before entering politics, Pillen was a farmer and is a practicing veterinarian. He also works as chair of Pillen Family Farms.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jim Pillen - 1978 - Football". University of Nebraska. Retrieved May 11, 2022.
  2. Panetta, Brent D. Griffiths, Grace. "Jim Pillen defeats crowded field and Trump ally to win GOP Nebraska governor primary". Business Insider. Retrieved May 11, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. Murtaugh, Jerry; Sheil, Jimmy; Rosenthal, Brian; Achola, George; Brashaw, Brian (October 1, 2015). If These Walls Could Talk: Nebraska Cornhuskers: Stories From the Nebraska Cornhuskers Sideline, Locker Room, and Press Box. Triumph Books. ISBN 978-1-63319-330-7.
  4. "The Founding Story of Pillen Family Farms and What Comes Next | Jim Pillen - Popular Pig". Retrieved May 5, 2022.