The Secretary of State is one of three members of the powerful Nebraska Board of Pardons.
The Pardons Board has the un-reviewable power to pardon convicted criminals or commute their sentences. As one of the co-founders of Nebraskans for the Death Penalty, the organization that successfully put the legislature’s death penalty repeal on the ballot, I spoke in support of the death penalty at forums across the state. Nebraskans overwhelmingly voted to keep the death penalty.
I am committed to public safety and personal responsibility. As a member of the Pardons Board, I will continue keep those commitments to the citizens of our state.