Mike Foley (auditor)
|Auditor of Public Accounts|
January 3, 2007
|Preceded by||Kate Witek|
April 5, 1954 |
Rochester, New York
|Alma mater||State University of New York at Brockport|
Personal life 
Foley was born in Rochester, New York and graduated from Bishop Kearney High School in 1972, the State University of New York at Brockport in 1976, and Michigan State University with an M.B.A. He worked summer in the offices of congressman Michael J. Harrington. For 18 years, he was the director of financial analysis for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners in Washington, DC. Prior to that position he was a consultant with Kirschner Associates. He is married to Susan (Seiker) Foley and they have six children and are members of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lincoln, Nebraska.
State legislature 
He was elected in 2000 to represent the 29th Nebraska legislative district and reelected in 2004 with 70% of the vote. He sat on the Judiciary and the Transportation and Telecommunications committees. He resigned in January, 2007 to become state auditor after winning a statewide election for that position in the 2006 election cycle. During his years in the State Legislature he was widely known as an aggressive advocate against abortion, and he successfully championed five bills that restricted abortion rights to the governor's desk. He has opposed gay rights legislation such as employment nondiscrimination.
Auditor of Public Accounts 
On November 7, 2006 Foley defeated incumbent Democrat Kate Witek to become Nebraska State Auditor. In 2010 he was re-elected to a second term with 80% of the statewide vote.
|Nebraska State Senator–District 29
|Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts
See also 
- Hicks, Nancy. "Sexual orientation language part of budget bill". Lincoln Journal Star.