Doug Peterson

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Doug Peterson
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Candidate for
Nebraska Attorney General
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Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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Doug Peterson is a Republican candidate for Nebraska Attorney General in the 2014 elections.[1]


Peterson has been a practicing attorney for three decades. He previously served as a deputy county attorney in North Platte and an assistant attorney general.[2]



See also: Nebraska attorney general election, 2014

Peterson is running for election to the office of Nebraska Attorney General. Peterson won the Republican nomination in the primary on May 13, 2014.[1][3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


Nebraska Attorney General, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Peterson 35.7% 66,969
Brian Buescher 25.5% 47,892
Mike Hilgers 22.9% 42,952
Pete Pirsch 15.9% 29,875
Total Votes 187,688
Election Results Via:Nebraska Secretary of State.

Campaign themes

Peterson's campaign website listed the following themes for the 2014 race:


The Attorney General is the lead law-enforcement officer for the state of Nebraska. One of the most important responsibilities for the Attorney General is to provide leadership and support for all County Attorneys and law enforcement agencies in the state. I have spoken with several County Attorney’s across the state and they confirm that in order to most effectively fight criminals they need the support of the Attorney General’s office. I will make this my highest priority as Nebraska’s Attorney General because it truly does affect the good life for all communities. Cracking down on all types of criminal activity will send a message to those criminals that Nebraska will never surrender any community to lawlessness.


Over the last several years we have seen the federal government under President Obama impose more and more control over both individuals and state rights. The United States Constitution limits federal authority. Nebraskan’s simply cannot back down to power plays by this current federal administration. Government works only when it operates within the constitutional boundaries. I strongly support government at the most local level. I will not allow the federal government to intimidate Nebraska individuals or businesses by overplaying its federal authority. Our founding fathers understood that our country is strongest when our states are strong.


There have been snake oil salesman in Nebraska about as long as there have been snakes. Fortunately, in Nebraska the Attorney General’s office has a dedicated department to protect Nebraskans from consumer fraud. Motivated by greed and acting with deceit, corporations and individuals pray upon the most vulnerable Nebraskans. I intend to be very aggressive in going after these crooks. I want to send a very strong message that if you mess with Nebraskan’s through consumer fraud you will pay a very high price.

Fortunately, in Nebraska the Attorney’s General’s office has a department dedicated to protect Nebraskans from consumer fraud and I want to use my 28 years of legal experience to lead this unit and fight for you. [4]

—Doug Peterson's campaign website, (2014), [5]

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