|Former Senator, Nebraska State Senate District 10|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
|Profession||Technical Writer / Senator|
Friend was a writer/journalist by profession, having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Creighton University in 1998. He attended University of Nebraska School of Law for one year. Prior to his election to the Nebraska Legislature, Friend wrote for the Nebraska City News-Press, and was a sports writer and editor with the Grand Island Independent. He was also a technical writer for two computer magazines at Sandhills Publishing in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Mike Friend was born, and subsequently raised, in Omaha, Nebraska on October 4, 1961. Friend is currently married to Jacqueline Williams with four children and is known to be Catholic.
Friend attended Kearney State College from 1980 to 1982, earned his Bachelor's degree in journalism from Creighton University in 1985, and attended Creighton University Law School in 1987.
Friend began his professional experience as a technical writer for First Data Resources in 1996. In 1997, he worked as both a writer for Smart Computing Magazine and as an account manager for Sitel Corporation. He also began his current occupation in 1997 as a writer and editor for the First National Bank of Omaha.
Friend joined the Nebraska State Legislature as a senator in 2002.
|Nebraska State Senate, District 10 (2006)|
In 2008, a year he was not up for re-election, Friend collected $14,247 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Nebraska Optometric Association||$1,000|
|Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry||$800|
|Radcliffe and Associates||$600|
|Nebraska Cooperative Council||$600|
Sen. Mike Friend
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2718
- Official Nebraska State legislature website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002