Why Matt's Running

Conservative Senator Matt Williams is running for the Nebraska Board of Regents to strengthen the future of Nebraska.

As a banker in Gothenburg and a State Senator representing central and western Nebraska, Matt has advocated for our shared conservative values and stood up for rural Nebraska families. As our next Regent, Matt will work to build a stronger Nebraska by keeping students in Nebraska, strengthening our work force, and keeping the University transparent and affordable.


Meet Matt

Matt is proud “Nebraska Original.”

As a 4th generation central Nebraskan, his great-grandfather H.L. Williams settled in Gothenburg and started the local bank to help families have a shot at success. He grew up working on his family’s farm and then attended the University of Nebraska and then University of Nebraska Law before moving back to run his family’s bank. As a banker, Matt worked to support farmers and ranchers when they needed it most.

In 2014, Matt was elected to the State Legislature. As a State Senator, he always stood up for our shared conservative values. He advocated for meaningful property tax relief, defended Nebraska’s 2nd Amendment Rights, and supported protections of the unborn.


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News & Press

Williams announces run for University Board of Regents

Article By Gothenburg Leader: Ellen Mortensen Jul 29, 2021 Due to state statutes limiting the number of consecutive years a Senator can serve in the Nebraska Legislature, Matt Williams of Gothenburg will be representing District 36 in his last session next year. However, that does not mean his public service or days representing the people…


Senator Matt Williams Announces Run for Nebraska Board of Regents

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 22, 2021   Gothenburg, Neb. — Matt Williams, a fourth-generation Nebraskan, business and civic leader and two-term Republican state senator, announced today that he will run for a seat on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents representing the western half of the state. “The strength of Nebraska’s economy and…