Executive Branch

Governor Pete Ricketts

Governor Pete Ricketts

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.

Born in Nebraska City and raised in Omaha, Ricketts is the son of an entrepreneur and a public school teacher. Governor Ricketts and his wife, First Lady Susanne Shore, have been married for 18 years and live in Omaha with their three children, Roscoe, Margot and Eleanor.

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Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley

Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley

Lt. Governor Mike Foley is a dedicated public servant who has led the efforts to protect Nebraska taxpayers and our pro-life principles.

From 2007-2015, Mike served as Nebraska's 24th State Auditor. In 2010, he was re-elected with over 80% of the vote. From 2001 - 2007, Mike served in the Nebraska legislature where he fought against wasteful tax spending and supported policies that helped protect our families and the future of our children.

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Secretary of State John Gale

Secretary of State John Gale

The Secretary of State has responsibilities over the following areas: elections, business registrations, occupational licensing, state rules and regulations, records management, international relations and youth civics programs. The Secretary of State is the keeper of the Great Seal of the State of Nebraska, and the office is the repository for official state documents. By law, the secretary of state serves on a number of state boards.

John A. Gale is the 26th Nebraska Secretary of State. He was appointed by Gov. Mike Johanns in December 2000 to fill a vacancy created with the resignation of Scott Moore. A Republican, Gale was elected to four-year terms in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. Gale is committed to providing high-quality and convenient public service while operating a cost-efficient office. His goal is to make it easier for the public to access and deal with his office.

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State Treasurer Don Stenberg

Treasurer Don Stenberg

Don Stenberg is a native Nebraskan who grew up in Tekamah, Nebraska. His parents owned and operated a small business out of their home. To earn money for college Don detasseled corn, hauled bales, mowed lawns and was a lifeguard at the local swimming pool. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Don walked on to the track team where he lettered and won an athletic scholarship.

After graduating from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, Don practiced law in Lincoln, Nebraska, until, in 1979, he was named Legal Counsel to the Governor of Nebraska. Don has also served as Director of the Governor’s Policy Research Office, Assistant to the Governor and Director of the Department of Administrative Services of the State of Nebraska, where he saved Nebraska taxpayers more than $1 million by implementing cost saving measures.

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Attorney General Doug Peterson

Attorney General Doug Peterson

The Attorney General is one of six constitutional officers in Nebraska. The duties and authority of the office are derived from the State Constitution, statutory enactments and common law. The Attorney General is responsible for the representation of the state in all legal matters, both civil and criminal, where the state is named as a party or may have an interest in the outcome of the litigation or dispute.

At any given time, the office has more than 2000 active cases in areas as diverse as prosecution of child abusers and major drug dealers, environmental protection enforcement, tort claims, death penalty appeals, water law, wrongful discharge from employment, eminent domain-gov, state constitutional law, federal constitutional law, consumer protection, professional licensure, and inmate litigation.

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Auditor of Public Accounts Charlie Janssen

Auditor of Public Accounts Charlie Janssen

As one of five elected constitutional officers, the State Auditor provides an independent and objective assessment of the State of Nebraska's governmental operations. The Auditor of Public Account's (APA) office is working to help provide efficient, reliable, and responsive government.

The APA regularly reviews government operations to ensure compliance with State and Federal laws. We also assess the adequacy of current controls over billions of dollars of State and Federal spending by State agencies and political subdivisions.

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