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Nebraska Attorney General

Current State AG
Doug Peterson (R)
Political Party
Republican
Assumed Office

2015

Doug Peterson was elected Attorney General in 2014. Early in his career, AG Peterson was a Lincoln County Attorney, where he prosecuted both criminal and civil cases. From 1988 to 1990, he served as an assistant AG, representing the state in employment law matters and tort litigation. In 1990, AG Peterson entered private practice, where he worked until his election. AG Peterson has announced he will not seek reelection in 2022.

Doug Peterson was elected Attorney General in 2014. Early in his career, AG Peterson was a Lincoln County Attorney, where he prosecuted both criminal and civil cases. From 1988 to 1990, he served as an assistant AG, representing the state in employment law matters and tort litigation. In 1990, AG Peterson entered private practice, where he worked until his election. AG Peterson has announced he will not seek reelection in 2022.

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The AG is an elected position in Nebraska.

  • Next Election:November 8, 2022
  • Election Process:Open Seat
  • Term/Limit:4 years / none

Election Timeline & Candidates

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  2. Primary Election
  3. General Election
Mike Hilgers (R)
Republican

Mike Hilgers (R)

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Larry Bolinger (LMN)
Independent

Larry Bolinger (LMN)

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Mike Hilgers (R)
Republican

Mike Hilgers (R)

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Larry Bolinger (LMN)
Independent

Larry Bolinger (LMN)

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Latest Nebraska Attorney General News & Insights

AG Election Roundup

In the Nebraska Republican AG primary, Mike Hilgers outpolled Jennifer Hicks 67.1% to 32.9%. As the state has no Democrat AG candidates, Hilgers is the presumptive next AG of the state. Hilgers is an attorney with a private practice in Lincoln, has served in Nebraska’s unicameral Legislature for the past six years, and is now Speaker.

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Two New Candidates Enter Attorneys General Races

Mike Hilgers, Nebraska State Senator and Speaker of the Legislature, declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the open-seat 2022 race for Nebraska AG. As previously reported, Incumbent Nebraska AG Doug Peterson will not seek reelection in 2022 and anticipates returning to private practice. Ohio State Representative Jeff Crossman announced his run for the…

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