Nebraska Republican Party

The Nebraska Republican Party (NEGOP) is the affiliate of the Republican Party in Nebraska. The party is led by Chairperson Dan Welch. The headquarters of the party are located in Lincoln.

Nebraska Republican Party
ChairpersonDan Welch
Headquarters1610 N Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Fiscal conservatism
Social conservatism
Political positionRight-wing
National affiliationRepublican Party

Party history

After 1860, Republicans dominated state elections in Nebraska for 30 years. Senator George W. Norris played a major role in forming the Tennessee Valley Authority during the Great Depression. The state has been strongly Republican during presidential elections.[1]

As a result of a referendum in 1934, Nebraska has the United States' only unicameral legislature, known as the Nebraska Unicameral.[2] All representatives are officially nonpartisan.[3] [1] Despite, Republicans have controlled 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".[4]

Current elected officials

The Nebraska Republican Party currently controls all six statewide offices, both of the state's U.S. Senate seats, and all three of the state's U.S. House seats. While the Nebraska state legislature is officially non-partisan, Republicans hold a supermajority in its chamber when taking into account legislators' political affiliations.

Members of Congress

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

Statewide offices

Party officers


  • Dan Welch, Chairman
  • Chuck Conrad, Assistant Chairman
  • Cindi Allen, Assistant Chairman
  • Darlene Starman, Assistant Chairman
  • Bryan Slone, Secretary
  • Rod Krogh, Treasurer
  • JL Spray, National Committeeman
  • Joyce Simmons, National Committeewoman
  • Bob Evnen, Legal Counsel


Gerald Ford, a Republican from Omaha, became Vice President of the United States at Spiro Agnew's resignation. President Nixon would later resign, making Ford President. He would be President from 1974-1977, when he lost the general election to Jimmy Carter.


  1. "Nebraska Results". New York Times. New York Times. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  2. Williams, Beth (Oct 2013). Exploring Initiative and Referendum Law. Google Books: Routledge. p. 207. ISBN 9781317965268. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  3. Nebraska,,, retrieved 14 December 2011
  4. 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.
  5. Leadership, Nebraska Republican Party. Retrieved 3 March, 2016
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