Pete Ricketts facts for kids
|40th Governor of Nebraska|
January 8, 2015
|Preceded by||Dave Heineman|
John Peter Ricketts
August 19, 1964
Nebraska City, Nebraska, U.S.
|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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