Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley was elected to office as the running mate of Governor Pete Ricketts on November 4, 2014. Prior to his election as Lieutenant Governor, he served eight years as Nebraska State Auditor and served six years in the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature as the State Senator for District 29 in Lincoln.
Lieutenant Governor Foley and his wife, Susan Foley, have been married for 25 years and live in Lincoln with their six children.
Originally from Rochester, New York, Foley earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1976 from the State University of New York at Brockport. He then went on to earn his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University in 1978.
Formerly, Foley was employed as a Consultant with Kirschner Associates. He went on to serve as Director of Financial Analysis of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, and then as a Corporate Planning Analyst for the Nebraska Public Power District.
His time in the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was spent fighting against wasteful spending and supporting policies that helped protect our families and the future of our children. He served on several Legislative Committees including Judiciary, Transportation and Telecommunications, and Appropriations.
Foley was elected as Nebraska’s 24th State Auditor in 2007. In 2010, he was re-elected with 80% of the vote. His time as State Auditor was dedicated to keeping taxpayer money spent in a productive and honest manner.
Currently, he is a member of Legion of Mary, Republican Party, National Lieutenant Governor’s Association, and Republican Lieutenant Governor’s Association. Lieutenant Governor Foley and his family attend St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lincoln.