By Senator Ricketts Office
WASHINGTON, D.C. United States Senator Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.) was sworn into office [Jan. 23] on the floor of the Senate and officially seated as a member of the 118th U.S. Congress. Members of Sen. Ricketts’ family, including his wife, Susanne Shore, and friends watched the swearing-in from the Senate gallery.
“There is no higher honor than serving the people of Nebraska, and representing my fellow Nebraskans in the Senate is an incredible privilege,” said Sen. Ricketts. “In state government, we’ve shown what a great impact conservative leadership can have, and I’m going to bring the same approach to Washington. I look forward to working with Sen. Fischer and the other members of our congressional delegation in the fight to reduce taxes, defend our freedoms, expand trade partnerships for our ag producers, stand up to the Chinese Communist Party, strengthen our national defense, and make government work better.”
U.S. Sen. Pete Ricketts served as the 40th Governor of the State of Nebraska from 2015-2023. Over his eight years in office, Ricketts worked to deliver historic tax relief, record job creation, and new investments across the state, all while limiting the growth of state spending. A business executive, Ricketts’ leadership during the 2019 floods and the COVID-19 pandemic was nationally recognized, as were his efforts to make state government more effective, efficient, and customer-focused. A respected national voice in the Republican Party, Ricketts is the former chair and vice chair of the Republican Governors Association. Sen. Ricketts and his wife, Susanne Shore, have three children: Margot, Roscoe, and Eleanor. The Ricketts family attends St. Margaret Mary’s Church in Omaha.