Doug Peterson (politician)

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Doug Peterson
32nd Attorney General of Nebraska
Assumed office
January 8, 2015
Governor Pete Ricketts
Preceded by Jon Bruning
Personal details
Born 1959 (age 58–59)
Columbus, Nebraska, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Nebraska,
Lawrence

Pepperdine University
Website Official website

Doug Peterson is an American lawyer and politician who is the 32nd and current Attorney General of Nebraska. A Republican, Peterson was elected Attorney General during the 2014 election and assumed office in January 2015.

Biography

Peterson, who was born in Columbus, Nebraska, was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1981 and earned a Juris Doctorate from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 1985. Peterson worked for the District Attorney of Lincoln County for two years until serving an additional two years as an Assistant Nebraska Attorney General to Robert Spire from 1988 until 1990. He entered private practice, where he would remain until his 2014 election as Attorney General of Nebraska.[1][2]

Peterson was sworn in as the 32nd Attorney General of Nebraska at the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln on January 8, 2015.[3]

Peterson, who lives in Lincoln, is the nephew of former Governor of Nebraska Val Peterson.[2]

References

  1. "Doug Peterson Sworn in as 32nd Attorney General of Nebraska". 1011now.com. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hammel, Paul (5 February 2014). "Lincoln lawyer Doug Peterson to run for Nebraska attorney general". Omaha.com. Retrieved 9 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Johnson, Megan (8 January 2015). "Doug Peterson Sworn In as Nebraska Attorney General". ABC. NebraskaTV. Retrieved 9 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Legal offices
Preceded by
Jon Bruning
Attorney General of Nebraska
2015–present
Incumbent