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Statement by Mark McHargue, President, Regarding Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Pillen’s Pick for Lieutenant Governor

LINCOLN, NEB. – “We are pleased to see gubernatorial candidate Jim Pillen select Joe Kelly as his lieutenant governor. Kelly has deep Nebraska roots and has served as the United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska from 2018 to 2021 under President Donald Trump. Kelly also served as the Lancaster County Attorney from 2011 to 2018. He currently is the Chief of the Criminal Bureau in the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office.”

“Joe brings a wealth of legal experience to Jim Pillen’s team. He will work side-by-side with Jim to fix Nebraska’s broken property tax system, grow our economy, enforce law and order, strengthen rural communities, and preserve Nebraska’s conservative values.”  

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service, and advocacy efforts. More than 55,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit

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