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Gov. Ricketts Names Brian W. Kruse as Douglas County Election Commissioner

Media Contacts:
Taylor Gage, Governor’s Office, 402-471-1970
Brittany Hardin, Governor’s Office, 402-660-9111  


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LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the appointment of Brian W. Kruse as Douglas County Election Commissioner.

Kruse currently works as a Funeral Director at Braman Mortuary in Omaha.  He has worked for two other funeral homes in different capacities.  Additionally, he has worked as an Assistant Unclaimed Property Administrator at the State of Nebraska Treasurer’s Office.

Kruse holds a Bachelor of Science in History with a Minor in Political Science from Wayne State College.  He is a member of the City of Omaha’s Administrative Board of Appeals, and is the former clerk/treasurer of Sanitary Improvement District 415.  He also serves as the President of the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association – District 1.

Kruse has volunteered for numerous political campaigns and charitable causes, and most recently served as treasurer for State Senator Beau McCoy’s gubernatorial campaign.  He is a parish council member at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

By law, the Governor appoints the election commissioners for Douglas, Sarpy, and Lancaster Counties.  The appointment is a four-year term.  Kruse’s appointment begins January 1, 2016.

Brian Kruse