Leavenworth St. has learned that Charles W. Herbster of Falls City, Nebraska attended today’s meeting in New York City with Donald Trump, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and members of the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee’s finance team and top RNC fundraisers.
This follows a May 19, 2016 private meeting with Trump where Herbster donated the maximum amount allowable to the Trump campaign — one of only 30 in the United States who have done so.
In an exclusive interview with Leavenworth St., Herbster talked about why he supports Trump.
“My wife Judy and I have known Donald and the Trump family for ten years. We believe he is the right person at the right time for this country. We wanted to show our support for him and his campaign and let Nebraskans and people in agriculture and ranching across the country know that we trust his judgement and business expertise and feel Donald Trump is the right person to lead our country.”
Herbster will also serve as a top advisor to the Trump campaign on issues of agriculture and ranching. A fifth generation Nebraskan, Herbster operates Herbster Angus Farms in Falls City, originally homesteaded by his great-great-grandfather in 1847.
Along with cattle businesses Herbster Angus Farms, Inc. and North American Breeders, Inc. the Herbsters are the owners and chief operators of the Conklin Company, a national manufacturing and distribution company.
In 2013 Charles W. Herbster was running for Governor of Nebraska for about 7 1/2 months before his wife was diagnosed with a serious illness and he was forced to cancel his campaign plans. However, he has continued involvement with the state and national Republican party, including supporting Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign in 2012.
Herbster will also continue supporting the Trump campaign by sponsoring upcoming advertisements in national cattlemen’s magazines.
Other Trump supporters in Nebraska include former Governor Dave Heineman and State Senators Beau McCoy, Jim Smith and Tommy Garrett.