A longtime spokesman for Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is leaving his post to take a new job as executive director of the state Republican Party.
Taylor Gage, the governor’s strategic communications director, will assume his new role on Monday. Gage has served as an advisor to Ricketts since 2013, starting as his deputy campaign manager. In state government, Gage advised Ricketts on communications, issue management and stakeholder engagement.
Ricketts says Gage played a major role in keeping the state strong through historic flooding and the pandemic. Gage also worked as political director for U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer’s campaign in 2012.
Nebraska Republican Party Chairman Dan Welch says Gage’s experience and relationships will help expand the party.