Candidate Profile
Doug Peterson

Republican , Nebraska


Doug Peterson
Attorney General

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former Nebraska Governor Kay Orr former Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne

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National Right to Life Committee







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.


3. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

4. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

5. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

6. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

7. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

9. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.


11. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.


14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.


15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.

Strongly Agree

16. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

Sin, specifically pride and greed. Separate and limited powers serves as an intended safe guard to prevent power plays by those in elected office.

17. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

18. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court,

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Trusted Christ as my Savior in my senior year of high school. Saved by grace alone. Dailey walk in His word and prayer. Seeking to serve the Lord as Husband, Father, neighbor & lawyer. Seeking to serve as Attorney General as servant leader as opposed to a politician. As Attorney General it will be a priority to maintain traditional family values and strong law enforcement.


  • Pepperdine Univ. Law school, Malibu, CA, JD, 1985
  • University Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, BS, 1981
  • Lincoln East High school, Lincoln, NE, 1977
Work & Military
  • Keating, O'Gara law firm, Partner, 14
  • Knudsen, Berkhieimer law firm, Partner, 10
  • Nebraska Attorney General office, Assistant Attorney General, 3
  • Lincoln County Attorney office, Deputy County Attorney, 2
  • Lincoln Berean Church, Business Team member
  • Fellowship Christian Athletes, State Board member
  • Lincoln Crisis Pregnancy Center, Board Chair
  • City Impact ministry, Board member
  • Big Brother/ Big Sister, volunteer/ Board Member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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