Nov. 8, 2022 Governor

Card, 5" x 10".

You can trust conservative Jim Pillen to:
  • Fix our broken property tax system
  • Champion agriculture
  • Defend your right to keep & bear arms
  • Fight the socialist agenda at every turn
  • Reduce government spending
  • Expand statewide access to broadband
  • Improve roads in every direction
  • Demand order at the border
  • Advance a culture of life

Husband. Father. Grandfather. Farmer. Job creator. Christian. Conservative. Republican.


"I want Nebraska to be a place where our kids and grandkids can build an even better life. Nebraska represents the best of America, and this is where we make our stand. We'll defend our right to keep and bear arms. We'll stand with law enforcement, safeguard our communities, and demand order on the southern border. We'll stand up to the far left who want to use red tape and fake meat to put Nebraska out of business. We'll advance a culture of life and protect the unborn. We'll fix our broken property tax system and help families keep more of the money they earn."
Jim Pillen

A Nebraska Story.

Republican Jim Pillen grew up on a farm in Platte County, Nebraska, farming with his father, Dale. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from UNL, where he played Husker Football, and then a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University. Jim started Pillen Family Farms in 1993, and now runs it with his two oldest children, Sarah and Brock. Their multigenerational, family-run business has created over a thousand jobs. Jim and his college sweetheart, Suzanne, have four children and seven grandchildren. Jim has dedicated himself to community involvement, including:

  • St. Isidore's Church
  • St. Augustine Mission Board of Directors
  • Archdiocese Ignite the Faith Campaign
  • Christians Encounter Christ (CEC) Movement
  • Youth for Christ Mission
  • Chair ofTeamMates Mentoring Program Foundation Board of Directors
  • Nebraska Chamber of Commerce Board Member
  • Past Chair of Columbus Community Hospital Board of Directors
  • AKSARBEN Foundation
  • University of Nebraska Board of Regents
  • 2004 UNL Football Hall of Fame Inductee, Academic All American, 2-Time First Team All Big 8


Booklet, 16 pages 6" x 9".
online version is 20 pages [PDF]



  • Fix Nebraska's Broken Property Tax System
  • Grow Our Economy
  • Strengthen Rural Communities
  • Keep Our Kids Here
  • Defend Agriculture
  • Enforce Law and Order
  • Preserve Our Conservative Values
  • Protect our Freedoms
  • Restore Education in Nebraska
  • End Abortion


Jim Pillen is a livestock producer, farmer, veterinarian, businessman, and Christian conservative running to be the Republican nominee for Governor of Nebraska. The son of a Platte County tenant farmer and a seamstress, Jim grew up on the end of a scoop shovel and a pitchfork, farming with his brothers and his dad, Dale. Working on the farm, he learned the meaning of hard work, accountability, and fiscal responsibility.

After graduating from Lakeview High School, Jim was recruited by Coach Tom Osborne as a safety for the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers. At UNL, he met his wife of over 40 years, Suzanne, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. After earning a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Nebraska’s reciprocal program with Kansas State University, Jim started a small-animal and general consulting veterinary practice.

Jim and his dad, Dale, partnered to raise pigs on the Pillen family’s home farm. Starting with 60 sows and 1,200 market hogs on a dirt lot, Jim grew the business into what is today Pillen Family Farms, a multi-generational, family-owned and -run company that has created over 1,000 Nebraska jobs. The business, still based in Columbus, Nebraska, runs on the same core beliefs Jim founded it with: do what’s right, do the best you can, and treat others the way you want to be treated.

Jim and Suzanne have four children, Sarah, Brock, Polly, and Izic; and seven grandchildren, Will, Halle, Eloise, Henry, Harrison, Ava, and Thomas. The Pillens live in Columbus, where they attend St. Isidore’s Catholic Church. Jim is serving his second term on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, where he has led the fight against Critical Race Theory and Far-Left radicalism in Nebraska higher education.

Jim is supported by conservatives across Nebraska, including:

Governor Pete Ricketts
Nebraska Farm Bureau
Former Governor Kay Orr
Dr. Tom Osborne
State Senator Joni Albrecht
State Senator Julie Slama
State Senator Dan Hughes

State Senator Rita Sanders
State Senator Curt Friesen
State Senator John Lowe
State Senator Mike Moser
State Senator Lou Ann Linehan
State Senator Suzanne Geist
Cherry Co. Commissioner Tanya Storer

online version - 20 pages [PDF]