|United States Senator|
|Assumed office |
January 23, 2023
Serving with Deb Fischer
|Appointed by||Jim Pillen|
|Preceded by||Ben Sasse|
|40th Governor of Nebraska|
January 8, 2015 – January 5, 2023
|Preceded by||Dave Heineman|
|Succeeded by||Jim Pillen|
|Chair of the Republican Governors Association|
November 19, 2021 – November 17, 2022
|Preceded by||Doug Ducey|
|Succeeded by||Kim Reynolds|
November 29, 2018 – November 21, 2019
|Preceded by||Bill Haslam|
|Succeeded by||Greg Abbott|
John Peter Ricketts
August 19, 1964
Nebraska City, Nebraska, U.S.
Susanne Shore (m. 1997)
|Parents||Joe Ricketts (father)|
|Relatives||Thomas S. Ricketts (brother)|
Laura Ricketts (sister)
Todd Ricketts (brother)
|Education||University of Chicago (BA, MBA)|
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.
He was the Republican nominee for the 2006 U.S. Senate race in Nebraska, 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.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Walton, Don. "Former Gov. Ricketts will fill Nebraska's Senate seat". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved January 12, 2023.