State Senator Lindstrom Latest to Join 2022 Nebraska Governor's Race

July 15, 2021, 4:30 p.m. ·

A picture of Brett Lindstrom's family
Nebraska State Senator Brett Lindstrom and his family. (Photo from Lindstrom for Governor)

Another Republican has announced he’s running for Nebraska Governor next year. State Senator Brett Lindstrom joins two others in the race to replace Governor Pete Ricketts, who is term-limited after next year. Lindstrom has served in the state legislature since 2014 and represents parts of northwest Omaha. Thursday, he said keeping Nebraska competitive in a global economy will be his first priority as governor.

“We weathered the COVID storm relatively well as a state and we’re always looking for the short-term, but intermediate and long-term and I think Nebraska being competitive is fundamentally where I believe Nebraska wants to go and needs to go,” Lindstrom said. “We’re in such a global economy now and Nebraska has a lot of good things to add to that.”

Lindstrom, 40, is a former Husker football walk-on quarterback. He joins Jim Pillen and Charles Herbster as GOP candidates for governor. Lindstrom starts at ten-stop tour of the state Friday in Lincoln.