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Jane Raybould

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Jane Raybould
Personal details
Born (1958-11-01) November 1, 1958 (age 62)
Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jose Herrero
EducationCreighton University (BA)
Georgetown University (MA)

Jane Michele Raybould[1] [2] was the Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska in the state's 2014 gubernatorial election, receiving 38.9% of the vote.[3] Prior to being elected to her current office as a Lincoln, Nebraska City Councilwoman, she was a Lancaster County, Nebraska Commissioner.[4] She is currently the Democratic Nominee for U.S. Senate in the state of Nebraska.

Life outside of politics[edit]

Raybould's family owns 19 grocery stores across Nebraska as part of a B&R Stores chain. The company apparently employs over 2,000 Nebraskans [5]. Moreover, she is the Vice President and Director of Buildings and Equipment of the company.

Political life[edit]

Lieutenant gubernatorial election[edit]

Raybould was the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska in the 2014 election, as the running mate of Chuck Hassebrook, the Democratic candidate for governor that year. She lost to Mike Foley.[6]

Lincoln City Councilwoman[edit]

Raybould currently serves as a city councilwoman for the city of Lincoln, the capital of Nebraska, and has since leaving the office of Lancaster County Commissioner, the county in which Lincoln is located. On the city council, she has been working to make the government more efficient by reducing property taxes.[7].

2018 U.S. Senate race[edit]

Jane Raybould won the Democratic primary on May 15, 2018. The frontrunner for the entirety of the race, she was declared the winner very early in the night.[8] Notable endorsements include former Democratic U.S. Senator Ben Nelson.[9]

In the race, she may campaign on a more Centrist platform, away from traditional left-leaning Democrats [10]. She is pro-choice and against assault weapons, and has pledged not to take money from the National Rifle Association. She has pledged to support bipartisanship and political compromises, and has been described by The Hill as "the Democratic sleeper candidate gunning for Senate in Nebraska."[11] She faces one-term incumbent Republican Senator Deb Fischer in November of 2018. She has been endorsed by the state teachers' union in Nebraska, and has criticized Fischer's vote to confirm United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.[12] She has pledged to reject campaign finance money corporate political action committees, and for this reason she has been endorsed by End Citizens United.[13] She has also expressed support for environmental protection, and has been endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters.[14]


  1. Star, KATIE DOLAN For the Lincoln Journal. "Ride, Jane, ride: Raybould finds joy pedaling her bicycle".
  2. "Candidate Conversation - Jane Raybould (D) - News & Analysis - Inside Elections". www.insideelections.com.
  3. "Nebraska Election Results 2014: Governor Map by County, Live Midterm Voting Updates". POLITICO.
  4. Walton, Don. "Jane Raybould will challenge Sen. Deb Fischer".
  5. https://janeraybould.com/issues/
  6. "Jane Raybould". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  7. https://janeraybould.com/meet-jane/
  8. "United States Senate election in Nebraska, 2018 - Ballotpedia".
  9. "Omaha is Behind Jane Raybould - Featuring Senator Ben Nelson - Douglas County Democrats".
  10. https://janeraybould.com/2018/05/27/raybouldaimsforcenter/
  11. Plotkin, Mark (20 April 2018). "Meet the Democratic sleeper candidate gunning for Senate in Nebraska". The Hill. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  12. Sanderford, Aaron (27 May 2018). "In Nebraska's Senate race, Jane Raybould may aim for center as Deb Fischer banks right". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  13. "Jane Raybould". End Citizens United. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  14. "LCV ACTION FUND ENDORSES JANE RAYBOULD FOR SENATE". League of Conservation Voters. 12 June 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Bob Kerrey
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Nebraska
(Class 1)

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