Rick Sheehy
Rick Sheehy has been the 38th Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, since 2005.

Appointed by Governor
Governor of Nebraska
The Governor of Nebraska holds the "supreme executive power" of the State of Nebraska as provided by the fourth article of the Nebraska Constitution. The current Governor is Dave Heineman, a Republican, who assumed office on January 20, 2005 upon the resignation of Mike Johanns . He won a full...

 Dave Heineman
Dave Heineman
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 on January 24, 2005, after Heineman became Governor upon Mike Johanns
Mike Johanns
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' appointment as United States Secretary of Agriculture
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 in the Cabinet
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 of President
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 George W. Bush
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Sheehy is a native of Hastings, Nebraska
Hastings, Nebraska
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. He graduated from St. Cecilia High School
St. Cecilia High School (Nebraska)
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 and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Central Community College. In 1982, Sheehy began work as an emergency medical technician for Rural Metro
Rural Metro
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 Ambulance in Hastings, Nebraska. He had been a market general manager with Rural Metro for 18 years when he was appointed Lieutenant Governor.

Sheehy served on the Hastings City Council from 1994–2000, serving as council president from 1996–2000. In 2000 Sheehy, then a Democrat
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, was elected Mayor of Hastings, a non-partisan office. He became a Republican in August 2003, and was reelected as Mayor in 2004. He was serving in his second term as mayor when he was appointed Lieutenant Governor. He was Heineman's running mate in 2006, winning a full term as Lieutenant Governor, and was elected to a second term in 2010.

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