Pete Ricketts – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Nebraska

Nebraska Republican Party
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Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

Pete Ricketts, Republican Nominee for U.S. Senate, is a fourth-generation Nebraskan. Born in Nebraska City, Pete now lives in Omaha with his wife Susanne and twins Margot and Roscoe (6-years-old) and daughter Eleanor (4-years-old).

In May Pete resigned as a member of the Board of Directors for TD Ameritrade to campaign for the U.S. Senate. Until August 2005, he was Chief Operating Officer for Ameritrade, where he oversaw the company's retail client business as well as clearing and marketing operations.

When Pete joined the family business in 1993, Ameritrade had 150 employees. Pete is proud to have been part of the team that grew this industry pioneer into an industry leader that now employs more than 1500 people right here in Nebraska.

Pete

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Pete Ricketts, Republican Nominee for U.S. Senate, is a fourth-generation Nebraskan. Born in Nebraska City, Pete now lives in Omaha with his wife Susanne and twins Margot and Roscoe (6-years-old) and daughter Eleanor (4-years-old).

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

In May Pete resigned as a member of the Board of Directors for TD Ameritrade to campaign for the U.S. Senate. Until August 2005, he was Chief Operating Officer for Ameritrade, where he oversaw the company's retail client business as well as clearing and marketing operations.

When Pete joined the family business in 1993, Ameritrade had 150 employees. Pete is proud to have been part of the team that grew this industry pioneer into an industry leader that now employs more than 1500 people right here in Nebraska.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

An active member of the Omaha community, Pete is a member of the Omaha Board of Children's Scholarship Fund, a group founded by the late John Walton to provide educational opportunities to low-income children. He is also a board member of Gambling with the Good Life, and served six years on the Metro Board of the YMCA. Pete and his family are members of St. Margaret Mary Church.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Nebraska State GOP Boosters, 2005-present

Candidate, United States Senate, Nebraska, 2006

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Pete and his family are members of St. Margaret Mary Church.

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

Until August 2005, he was Chief Operating Officer for Ameritrade, where he oversaw the company's retail client business as well as clearing and marketing operations.

When Pete joined the family business in 1993, Ameritrade had 150 employees. Pete is proud to have been part of the team that grew this industry pioneer into an industry leader that now employs more than 1500 people right here in Nebraska.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Pete earned an M.B.A. in marketing and finance from the University of Chicago, where he also earned his bachelor's degree in biology. He graduated from Westside High School in Omaha. His three children currently attend school in the Westside School District.

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