Nebraska joined the United States in the middle of the 19th century, shortly after the conclusion of the Civil War. Since that time, Nebraska has had a total of 40 governors. The current governor is Jim Pillen. He is a member of the Republican Party, and he took over for fellow Republican Pete Ricketts. Nebraska has had several Republican Governors recently.
The last Democratic governor of Nebraska was Ben Nelson, who served two terms as governor of Nebraska from 1991 to 1999. After he left office, Mike Johanns took over as the governor of Nebraska, serving from 1999 to 2005. He resigned from his position, and Dave Heineman took over as the governor of Nebraska. He finished out the inclusion of Mike Johann’s final term and was then elected to the office of the governor twice, serving for a total of 10 years. When he left office, another Republican, Pete Ricketts, took over.
The very first governor of Nebraska was David Butler. He was a member of the Republican party, and he served as the governor of Nebraska from 1867 to 1871. He was the first in a string of Republican governors from Nebraska, as the Republican Party held the office from 1867 to 1892. The first Democratic governor of Nebraska was James Boyd, but he was only in office for one year, serving from 1892 to 1893. After he left office, another Republican governor, Lorenzo Crounse, took over as the governor of Nebraska, serving from 1893 to 1895.
The current governor of Nebraska is Jim Pillen, a Republican.
There have been 41 governors of Nebraska, 11 Democrats, 28 Republicans, and 2 from other parties.
The last Republican governor in Nebraska is Jim Pillen, who has served from 2015 to the present day.
The last Democrat governor in Nebraska was Ben Nelson, who served from 1991 to 1999.