|Running for Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska|
|Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts|
|January 4, 2007 - Present|
|Years in position||7|
|Predecessor||Kate Witek (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 7, 2006|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Nebraska State Senator|
|2000 - 2007|
|Bachelor's||State University of New York at Brockport (1976)|
|Master's||Michigan State University (1978)|
|Birthday||April 5, 1954|
|Place of birth||Rochester, New York|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Personal
- 6 Recent news
- 7 Contact information
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Foley ran for Governor of Nebraska in the 2014 elections. He was defeated in the Republican primary on May 13, 2014. Primary winner Pete Ricketts selected Foley as his running mate on September 9, 2014, the same day that former Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann resigned from office.
Foley is a former member of the Nebraska Unicameral State Legislature. He represented the state senate's 29th District in Lincoln for six years.
Before entering politics, Foley worked as a corporate planning analyst with the Nebraska Public Power District, the director of financial analysis of the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners, and a consultant with Kirschner Associates.
Foley is a native of Rochester, New York. Before assuming public office in 2000, Foley worked as a corporate planning analyst with the Nebraska Public Power District, the director of financial analysis of the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners, and a consultant with Kirschner Associates.
Foley holds a bachelor's degree from the University of New York at Brockport and a Master's of Business Administration from Michigan State University.
- B.S., State University of New York at Brockport (1976)
- M.B.A., Michigan State University (1978)
Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts (2007 - Present)
Foley was first elected to this position in 2006 and re-elected in 2010.
Nebraska State Senator (2000 - 2007)
Foley was selected by Republican nominee Pete Ricketts as his running mate following the resignation of former Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann on September 9, 2014. Current Governor Dave Heineman is unable run for re-election due to term limits. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.
Foley told the Nebraska Radio Network on February 22, 2013 that he was considering bids for four different offices in 2014: governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and a third term in his current post as Nebraska Auditor.
|Governor of Nebraska, Republican Primary, 2014|
|Election Results Via:Nebraska Secretary of State.|
|Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts (2010)|
|Mike Foley (R)||345,436|
|Michele Sallach-Grace (L)||88,433|
Comprehensive donor information for Foley is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Foley raised a total of $112,823 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Mike Foley's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Mike Foley's Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$15,780|
|Top 5 contributors||Nebraska Families for Pete Ricketts||$4,542|
|John Joe Ricketts||$2,000|
|Richard Robinson and Carol Kearns||$1,000 each|
|Peter J. Ricketts and Berniece Grewcock||$1,000 each|
|3 other individual donors||$1,000 each|
Foley and his wife, Susan, have six children and belong to St. Peter's Catholic Church.
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Nebraska State Treasurer's Office
PO Box 98917
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8917
Phone: (402) 471-2111
Fax: (402) 471-3301
- Nebraska State Auditor Mike Foley
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2006, 2004, 2000
- Nebraska State Auditor, "Biography," accessed February 2, 2012
- Nebraska Secretary of State, "November 2010 General Election Results," accessed May 18, 2011
- Nebraska Radio Network, State Auditor Mike Foley announces candidacy for governor, September 5, 2013
- Nebraska Secretary of State, "Election Night Results," May 13, 2014
- WOWT, "Update: Ricketts Names Mike Foley As New Running Mate," September 9, 2014
- Nebraska Radio Network, "Auditor Foley could run for Governor or Senate or Congress or… (AUDIO)," February 22, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Mike Foley," accessed May 23, 2013
- Follow the Money.org
Kate Witek (R)
|Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts
2007 – present
| Succeeded by|