Bob Evnen

Robert Barnett Evnen (born 1952) is an American attorney and politician from the state of Nebraska. He is the 27th Secretary of State of Nebraska, serving since 2019.

Bob Evnen
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27th Secretary of State of Nebraska
Assumed office
January 10, 2019
GovernorPete Ricketts
Preceded byJohn A. Gale
Personal details
Robert Barnett Evnen[1]

Sioux City, Iowa, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationMichigan State University (BA)
University of Southern California (JD)

Evnen graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in social science and from the University of Southern California's Gould School of Law with a Juris Doctor.[2] He was a partner at the Lincoln, Nebraska law firm Woods & Aitken, LLP. He served as a member of the State Board of Education, following his appointment by Governor Dave Heineman in 2005 and he was elected to a full term in 2008.[3] He also served as general counsel to the Nebraska Republican Party and as campaign treasurer for U.S. Senator Deb Fischer.[4]

In the 2018 elections, Evnen ran for Secretary of State of Nebraska.[3] He won the election, defeating Spencer Danner,[5] and was sworn into office on January 10, 2019.[6]


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  2. ^ "Evnen, Perrell face off in Secretary of State race | Election2018". May 9, 2018. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Duggan, Joe (April 18, 2017). "Lincoln attorney Bob Evnen to run for Nebraska secretary of state, says he'd push for voter ID law | Nebraska". Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "Evnen ready to enter race for secretary of state | Regional Government". April 14, 2017. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "Bob Evnen elected Nebraska secretary of state | Elections". Retrieved November 7, 2018.
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Political offices
Preceded by
John A. Gale
Secretary of State of Nebraska