Breland Ridenour of Omaha in the race for GOP governor | Nebraska


Breland Ridenour, IT manager for Skarda Equipment Co. in Omaha, participates in the 2022 Republican election campaign with Regent Jim Pillen of Columbus of the University of Nebraska and agro-entrepreneur Charles Herbster of Falls City.

Senator Brett Lindstrom of Omaha is still widely expected to join the GOP race.

Former Republican Governor Dave Heineman plans to enter the contest with a decision to come later. Heineman was governor for 10 years from 2005 to 2015 before being removed from office for a limited term.

Ridenour announced his candidacy in mid-May.

In a press release, he said he believed to offer Nebraska voters “fresh eyes, young blood and a 360-degree perspective.”

Writing on his campaign website, Ridenour said he recently spoke out against promoting the controversial Critical Race Theory at a Douglas County Learning Community meeting.

“Now is the time to be vocal and active,” he said.

“If the critical race theory were indeed true, we would not have prominent figures of color in our society today,” Ridenour wrote on Twitter.

“Even the highest office in the United States was recently held by a black man and then re-elected.

“CRT is a tool to divide our country by attacking our children.”

Governor Pete Ricketts strongly opposed any inclusion of this theory of describing and examining structural racism in America as part of the Nebraska schools curriculum.

Ridenour campaigned on a platform of “fair taxes, constitutional rights and exceptional early education.”

“It is important that our schools educate our children with an impartial and appropriate curriculum that will prepare our future generations to succeed,” he said.

Ridenour describes himself as “a real conservative”.

His Facebook campaign page shows he is scheduled for campaign appearances in Ogallala, Tekamah, Wayne, Springfield and Valley in the coming weeks.

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