Pete Ricketts

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Pete Ricketts
Sen. Pete Ricketts official portrait, 118th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from Nebraska
Assumed office
January 23, 2023
Serving with Deb Fischer
Appointed byJim Pillen
Preceded byBen Sasse
40th Governor of Nebraska
In office
January 8, 2015 – January 5, 2023
LieutenantMike Foley
Preceded byDave Heineman
Succeeded byJim Pillen
Chair of the Republican Governors Association
In office
November 19, 2021 – November 17, 2022
Preceded byDoug Ducey
Succeeded byKim Reynolds
In office
November 29, 2018 – November 21, 2019
Preceded byBill Haslam
Succeeded byGreg Abbott
Personal details
John Peter Ricketts

(1964-08-19) August 19, 1964 (age 58)
Nebraska City, Nebraska, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Susanne Shore (m. 1997)
ParentsJoe Ricketts (father)
RelativesThomas S. Ricketts (brother)
Laura Ricketts (sister)
Todd Ricketts (brother)
EducationUniversity of Chicago (BA, MBA)
WebsiteSenate website

John Peter "Pete" Ricketts (born August 19, 1964) is an American politician and businessman who is the United States Senator from Nebraska since 2023. He was the 40th Governor of Nebraska from 2015 to 2023. He was the former Chief Operating Officer of Ameritrade.[1]

He was the Republican nominee for the 2006 U.S. Senate race in Nebraska,[2] which he lost to then incumbent Ben Nelson. He ran for Governor of Nebraska in the 2014 election, this time defeating the Democratic nominee, Chuck Hassebrook. He was inaugurated as Governor in January 2015.

In January 2023, Governor Jim Pillen picked Ricketts to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Ben Sasse.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Cordes, Henry J. (March 19, 2006). "For Ricketts, it's about earning what you get". Omaha World Herald. Archived from the original on 2005-04-22. Retrieved 2006-10-13.
  2. Cordes, Henry J. (May 10, 2006). "High-spending race for Senate ahead". Omaha World Herald. Archived from the original on 2005-04-22. Retrieved 2006-10-13.
  3. Walton, Don. "Former Gov. Ricketts will fill Nebraska's Senate seat". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved January 12, 2023.