Governor Nebraska Pete Ricketts Biography Age Wikipedia Family Marriage Education Career
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Governor Nebraska Pete Ricketts Biography Age Wikipedia Family Marriage Education Career

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Pete Ricketts Biography Age Wikipedia Family Marriage Education Career

John Peter "Pete" Ricketts (born August 19, 1964) is an American politician who is the 40th and current Governor of the U.S. state of Nebraska, and 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 incumbent Ben Nelson. He ran for governor of Nebraska in the 2014 election, this time defeating the Democratic Party's nominee, Chuck Hassebrook. He was inaugurated as governor on January 8, 2015.

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Born

John Peter Ricketts
August 19, 1964 (age 52)
Nebraska City, Nebraska, U.S.

Political party


Republican

Education

University of Chicago (BA, MBA)


Pete Ricketts Biography about Career

Ricketts was born in Nebraska City, Nebraska, and now lives in Omaha. He attended the University of Chicago for both his bachelor and graduate studies, and received an MBA in marketing and finance from the university's Graduate School of Business.

Ricketts and his wife Susanne have three children. Ricketts is the son of Marlene (Volkmer) and Joe Ricketts, founder of Ameritrade. Ricketts currently sits on the Boards of the Chicago Cubs and Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska. In 2007, he founded and became the Chairman of the Board of the Platte Institute for Economic Research. Ricketts resigned from the Platte Institute in order to run for Governor. He is also a former member of the Board of Trustees of the American Enterprise Institute.

Ricketts' siblings are Todd Ricketts, Laura Ricketts, and Thomas S. Ricketts.

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