Mike Foley

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Mike Foley
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Current candidacy
Running for Governor of Nebraska
Date of primaryMay 13, 2014
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts
In office
January 4, 2007 - Present
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
PredecessorKate Witek (R)
Compensation
Base salary$86,018
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Campaign $$112,823
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Nebraska State Senator
2000 - 2007
Education
Bachelor'sState University of New York at Brockport (1976)
Master'sMichigan State University (1978)
Personal
BirthdayApril 5, 1954
Place of birthRochester, New York
Websites
Office website
Mike Foley (b. April 5, 1954, in Rochester, New York) is the current Republican Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts. Foley has served in this position since January 4, 2007, following his election on November 7, 2006. He is currently in his second term, having been re-elected as state auditor by a landslide over Libertarian Michele Sallach-Grace in the November 2, 2010 general election.[1][2]

Foley is running for Governor of Nebraska in the 2014 elections.[3] His current term will expire in January 2015.

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.[1]

Biography

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.[1]

Foley holds a bachelor's degree from the University of New York at Brockport and a Masters of Business Administration from Michigan State University.

Education

  • BS, State University of New York at Brockport (1976)
  • MBA, Michigan State University (1978)

Political career

Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts (2007 - Present)

Foley was first elected to this position in 2006 and re-elected in 2010.[1]

Nebraska State Senator (2000 - 2007)

Foley represented District 29 in Lincoln for six years. As a member of the state legislature, Foley served on the Judiciary Committee and Transportation and Telecommunications Committee.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Nebraska gubernatorial election, 2014 and United States Congress elections, 2014'

Foley is running for election to the Governor of Nebraska. Foley is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary on May 13, 2014. Current Governor Dave Heineman is unable run for re-election due to term limits.[3]

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.[4]

2010

Foley won re-election as state auditor in the November 2010 election, defeating Libertarian Michele Sallach-Grace.[2]

Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Foley (R) 345,436
Michele Sallach-Grace (L) 88,433

Campaign donors

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.[5]

Mike Foley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska Auditor Not up for election $50
2010 Nebraska Auditor Won $-4,250
2008 Nebraska Auditor Not up for election $-520
2006 NE Auditor/NE State Senate Won $43,261
2004 NE State Senate Won $28,330
2000 NE State Senate Won $45,952
Grand Total Raised $112,823
In 2006, Foley raised $43,261 for the auditor's race, which he won, and $0 for his Senate seat, which was not up for re-election.

2006

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Personal

Foley and his wife, Susan, have six children and belong to St. Peter's Catholic Church.[1]

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Contact information

Nebraska State Treasurer's Office
PO Box 98917
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8917

Phone: (402) 471-2111
Fax: (402) 471-3301

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kate Witek (R)
Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts
2007 – present
Succeeded by
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