Lincoln –Pete Ricketts officially became a candidate for governor on Tuesday, filing his paperwork with the Nebraska Secretary of State.
Ricketts entered the race for governor on September 8th of last year and since then has traveled the state meeting with voters and discussing his plans to lower taxes, reduce state spending, and strengthen our rural economy.
"I am truly humbled by the support our campaign has received over the last five and a half months," stated Ricketts.
Ricketts has based his platform on his background in business and believes his experience will allow him to face the position with a new perspective.
"Nebraska has not had a true businessman as governor in decades," said Ricketts. "I am committed to putting my real world experience to work for the people of our state by cutting taxes and controlling spending. Over the next 75 days, I will continue to travel as I work to earn the vote of Nebraskans across the state"
Since announcing his campaign, Ricketts has traveled over 20,000 miles campaigning across the state and has organized an Agriculture Advisory Team made up of farm and ranch leaders all across Nebraska.
Ricketts has earned the endorsements of former Nebraska Governors Kay Orr and Charlie Thone, former Third District U.S. Congressman Bill Barrett, and U.S. Congressman Lee Terry.
During the last reporting period, Ricketts led all of his competitors in fundraising in 2013 having raised nearly $1.4 million and started 2014 with $931,590.29 cash on hand.