Jim Pillen (R) is the 41st governor of Nebraska.
Nebraska Republican Party
National Rifle Association (NRA)
Nebraska Right to Life
January 5, 2023 - Present
Pillen is born
Jim Pillen was born on December 3, in Columbus, Nebraska.
Earns his bachelor’s degree
Pillen graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in animal science.
Gets into real estate
Pillen founded a successful real estate development company.
Elected to the University of Nebraska Board of Regents
Pillen served on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents from 2013 to 2023.
Pillen was elected chairman of the Nebraska Republican Party.
Becomes 41st Governor of Nebraska
Pillen won the general election and was sworn in as governor in January 2023.
Position on Key Issues
Governor Pillen has made it a priority to reduce taxes in Nebraska, particularly for small businesses and middle-class families. He believes that lower taxes will attract new businesses to the state and create jobs. Pillen has proposed a number of tax relief initiatives, including a property tax rebate for homeowners and a reduction in the state's corporate income tax rate.
Governor Pillen has also emphasized the importance of education in Nebraska, particularly in the areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and vocational training. He has proposed increased funding for schools and expanded access to apprenticeship programs and vocational education. Pillen has also advocated for school choice and parental involvement in education.
As a former rancher and active member of agricultural boards, Governor Pillen has made promoting agriculture a key priority of his administration. He has proposed initiatives to support Nebraska's farmers and ranchers, including tax incentives for agricultural businesses and increased access to export markets. Pillen has also emphasized the importance of renewable energy and has proposed incentives for farmers and ranchers who invest in renewable energy technologies.