Pete Ricketts

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Pete Ricketts
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Bachelor'sUniversity of Chicago
Master'sUniversity of Chicago
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Pete Ricketts was a Republican candidate for Governor in the 2014 elections. He is currently a financial executive and co-owner of the Chicago Cubs. He is a founder of Drakon, LLC, an asset management company. Ricketts was a 2006 Senate nominee and former Republican national committeeman.[1]


  • Bachelor's: University of Chicago
  • Master's: University of Chicago, Marketing and finance[2]



Pete was the Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Ameritrade Holding Corporation, now TD Ameritrade, until August 2005. Previously, Ricketts was the Chief Operating Officer, and oversaw Ameritrade's retail client business as well as clearing and marketing operations. Prior to being named COO, Pete served as President of Ameritrade, Inc., Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development.[2]

Early Career

Ricketts worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and in environmental and economic consulting.[2]



See also: Nebraska gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

Ricketts ran for election to the Governor. Ricketts sought the Republican nomination in the primary. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


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Pete and his family are members of St. Margaret Mary's Church.[2]

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