Janssen Announces Candidacy For Governor


Janssen Announces Candidacy For Governor


FREMONT, NE – State Senator Charlie Janssen officially announced today that he is a candidate for Governor of Nebraska.

“I have made the decision to run after speaking with people across the state about our shared ideas for the next generation,” Janssen said. “Nebraskans believe, as I do, that we create more opportunity by empowering people than empowering government.” 

Fremont Mayor Scott Getzschman and State Senators Scott Lautenbaugh of Omaha, Scott Price of Bellevue, and Tyson Larson of O’Neill participated in the announcement.

“Charlie won't shrink from any issue or candidate,” Lautenbaugh said. “He has a plan for our state, and I know he's ready and willing to lead.”

Janssen was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 2008 and reelected by a wide margin in 2012. He had previously served 2 years on the Fremont City Council.

Janssen is a combat veteran of the Persian Gulf War, serving two tours of duty as a search and rescue swimmer aboard a guided missile frigate in occupied Kuwait. He was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon for his service.

After returning home and becoming the first member of his family to graduate college, Janssen founded RTG Medical, a medical staffing company, that has been twice recognized by Inc Magazine as among the 500 fastest growing companies in the country.

“These experiences have fundamentally shaped me, the way I think, and the core principles I bring to Lincoln,” Janssen said.

Janssen pledged to address tax reform, regulatory reform, and economic development and job creation as part of his campaign’s “exchange of ideas” with Nebraska voters. 

“This campaign is the start of a conversation about how we can move this state forward while maintaining our commitment to economic freedom, individual liberty, and personal responsibility.” Janssen said.