As many of you know, I am running for State Treasurer. This was not a decision I came to lightly, but rather after deep conversations with my wife Melissa, current Treasurer Don Stenberg, and other conservative leaders.
Running a small business is not easy. My time running my family’s business in Omaha, Big Fred’s, was wonderful and gave me the experience necessary to manage staff, deal with both long- and short-term budgets, and grow an investment. I know what it means to sign both the front and the back of a paycheck and what it takes to make a business successful.
I was honored to represent the people of Gretna and rural Sarpy County in the state legislature. Many people run as a conservative, only to get to Lincoln and become part of the problem – trading their votes to the liberals and folding when we need conservatives the most. Since being elected, I have walked the walk. I have proven my conservative credentials time and time again. I have fought for voter ID to make sure not a single illegal vote is cast in Nebraska despite fierce opposition from the Democrats and liberal media.
I opposed tax increases and have fought for tax relief. I have led the fight on pro-life issues, most recently to guarantee tax dollars will not got to organizations like Planned Parenthood that perform abortion. I’ll bring that work ethic and my conservative values to the Treasurer’s office.
My experiences as a small businessman and my proven conservative credentials have caused conservative leaders of the state to unite around my campaign. I am honored to have been endorsed by more than 100 conservative leaders – including Governor Pete Ricketts, Lt. Gov. Mike Foley, former Governor Kay Orr U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, and Treasurer Stenberg. I will bring these same principles that earned these endorsements to the State Treasurer’s office.
As your State Treasurer I will manage Nebraska taxpayer dollars wisely, strengthen our state’s 529 program, and ensure the Treasurer’s office is transparent and responsive.