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Pete Ricketts
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40th Governor of Nebraska
Assumed office
January 8, 2015
Lieutenant Mike Foley
Preceded by Dave Heineman
Personal details
Born
John Peter Ricketts

August 19, 1964 (1964-08-19) (age 56)
Nebraska City, Nebraska, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Chicago

John Peter "Pete" Ricketts (born August 19, 1964) is the 40th and current Governor of Nebraska and 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 November 2018, Ricketts was re-elected for a second term as governor.

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