Executive Branch


Governed by Article IV of the Nebraska Constitution, the executive branch carries out and enforces the state’s laws. It consists of six elected officers and several state agencies. The officials serve four-year terms: the governor and lieutenant governor, the secretary of state, the state treasurer, the attorney general, and the state auditor. The governor holds the highest office in the state.

The state agency leaders are appointed by the governor. The governor’s vision for the state impacts all of us. They have the power to sign or veto legislation, influence the budget, and significantly affect how state agencies interact with every Nebraskan.