CHICAGO, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brian Burch, President of CatholicVote.org, issued the following statement:
"We are proud to announce our endorsement of Pete Ricketts in his bid for Governor of Nebraska. Having served as an executive at Ameritrade, Pete can bring his gifts in running a successful large business to state government. Pete has already proposed common sense property tax reforms and has plan to spur further growth in both agriculture and manufacturing.
"But Pete Ricketts is also a businessman with a strong sense of social responsibility. When families in Omaha were faced with the possible closing of Holy Name School, Pete led a group of businessmen to form a community foundation to ensure a bright future for the Catholic school.
"Pete Ricketts is a businessman, philanthropist, and reformer. He's proudly pro-life, and is a leader who will put the needs of workers, families, and the poor and vulnerable first. Pete Ricketts will make a great governor and we encourage Catholics and all Nebraskans to support him in the May 13 primary."
CatholicVote.org is the largest Catholic grassroots organization in the country with 700,000 members, including 3,500 members in Nebraska.