Gov. Pete Ricketts urged Nebraskans to get out and vote today as a wide range of offices are up for election before leaving for a trade mission to China.
“Just encourage everybody: get out there to vote.” Ricketts told Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KWBE. “This is something that is the responsibility of a citizen in our republic. You may not get the perfect candidate to choose from, but it is still our responsibility to make a choice and put the person in place who we think is going to best either help our state, our country, our NRD board, or school board.”
Ricketts isn’t in Nebraska on this Election Day. He left yesterday for his international trade mission to China. He has a full slate of events scheduled for tomorrow.
Ricketts made the comments while in Gage County to participate in the 14th Annual Governor’s Pheasant Hunt.
Doug Kennedy, KWBE, contributed to this story.