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Mike Friend
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Nebraska State Senate District 10
Former member
In office
ProfessionDirector for the Office of Violence Prevention
Mike Friend (b. 1961) is a former member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 10 from 2002 to 2009.


Friend earned his B.A. in Journalism from Creighton University in 1998 and attended Creighton University School of Law for one year. His professional experience includes working as Director for the Office of Violence Prevention, as a writer for the Nebraska City News-Press, as a sports writer and editor with the Grand Island Independent and as a technical writer for two computer magazines at Sandhills Publishing in Lincoln, Nebraska.[1]


See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Friend won re-election to the 10th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Robert Wimberley .[2]

Nebraska State Senate, District 10 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Friend 7,605
Robert Wimberley 2,278

Campaign donors

In 2008, a year he was not up for re-election, Friend collected $14,247 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Nebraska Optometric Association $1,000
Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry $800
Radcliffe and Associates $600
Nebraska Cooperative Council $600
Philip Morris $500


Friend and his wife, Jacqueline Williams, have four children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Deb Suttle
Nebraska State Senate District 10
Succeeded by
Bob Krist