Nebraska Republican Party
ChairpersonDan Welch
GovernorPete Ricketts
Lt. GovernorMike Foley
Senate leader
(Lt. Governor)
Mike Foley
House leaderMike Hilgers
Headquarters1610 N Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Membership (2021)Increase605,931[1]
Fiscal conservatism
Social conservatism
Political positionRight-wing
National affiliationRepublican Party
Colors  Red
Seats in the U.S. Senate
2 / 2
Seats in the U.S. House
2 / 3
Statewide Executive Offices
6 / 6
Statewide Supreme Court
5 / 6
Seats in the Nebraska Legislature (officially nonpartisan)
32 / 49
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The Nebraska Republican Party (NEGOP) is the affiliate of the Republican Party in Nebraska. The party is led by chair Dan Welch. Its headquarters is located in Lincoln. It is currently the dominant party in the state, controlling all but one of Nebraska's four U.S. House seats, both U.S. Senate seats, the state legislature, and the governorship

Party history

After 1860, Republicans dominated state elections in Nebraska for 30 years. The state has been strongly Republican during presidential elections.[2]

As a result of a referendum in 1934, Nebraska has the United States' only unicameral legislature, known as the Nebraska Unicameral.[3] All representatives are officially nonpartisan.[4][2] Despite this, Republicans have held a majority in the state legislature for several decades.

Political campaigns

In December 2009, the party organized a nationwide effort to unseat Democratic Senator Ben Nelson in 2012 under the theme "Give Ben The Boot".[5]

Current elected officials

The Nebraska Republican Party currently controls all six statewide offices, both of the state's U.S. Senate seats, and two of the state's U.S. House seats.

Members of Congress

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

Statewide offices

Statewide Supreme Court Justices

Party officers



  1. ^ Winger, Richard. "March 2021 Ballot Access News Print Edition". Ballot Access News. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Nebraska Results". New York Times. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  3. ^ Williams, Beth (Oct 2013). Exploring Initiative and Referendum Law. Google Books: Routledge. p. 207. ISBN 9781317965268. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  4. ^ Nebraska,,, retrieved 14 December 2011
  5. ^ Jordon, Steve. "Ex-Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson, whose Obamacare vote caused controversy, says odds are against GOP on health care". Live Well Nebraska. Live Well Nebraska. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  6. ^ Leadership, Nebraska Republican Party. Retrieved 3 March, 2016