Pete Ricketts

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Pete Ricketts
Pete Ricketts by Gage Skidmore.jpg
40th Governor of Nebraska
Assumed office
January 8, 2015
LieutenantMike Foley
Preceded byDave Heineman
Chair of the Republican Governors Association
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 55)
Nebraska City, Nebraska, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Susanne Shore (m. 1997)
ResidenceGovernor's Mansion
EducationUniversity of Chicago (BA, MBA)
WebsiteGovernment website

John Peter "Pete" Ricketts (born August 19, 1964) is the 40th and current Governor of Nebraska and 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Cordes, Henry J. (March 19, 2006). "For Ricketts, it's about earning what you get". Omaha World Herald. Retrieved 2006-10-13.[dead link]
  2. Cordes, Henry J. (May 10, 2006). "High-spending race for Senate ahead". Omaha World Herald. Retrieved 2006-10-13.[dead link]