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  Johanns, Mike
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NameMike Johanns
Lincoln, Nebraska 68502, United States
Website [Link]
Born June 18, 1950 (71 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Feb 18, 2021 09:29pm
Tags Married - Catholic -
InfoOn November 4, 2008, Mike Johanns was elected U.S. Senator for Nebraska. He won the support of an overwhelming majority of Nebraskans by demonstrating principled leadership throughout 25 years of public service. Johanns became the 28th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in January 2005. For nearly three years he worked to expand foreign market access for U.S. producers, promoted the growth of the renewable fuels industry and advanced cooperative conservation. Additionally, Johanns developed an in-depth farm bill proposal, which became the foundation for improvements and reforms adopted in the final 2008 farm bill. Johanns served as Nebraska's 38th governor from 1999 to 2005. As Governor, he promoted an agenda of tax relief, less government, building the economy, protecting families, and ensuring the health, safety, and success of Nebraska's children. He grew up on a farm where he learned a work ethic that has been put to use serving the people of Nebraska and this country. The values he developed while growing up in the Midwest serve as the foundation for his commitment to public service. Johanns is a graduate of St. Mary's University of Minnesota in Winona, Minnesota. He earned a law degree from Creighton University in Omaha and practiced law in O'Neill and Lincoln, Nebraska. Johanns served on the Lancaster County Board from 1983 to 1987, and on the Lincoln City Council from 1989 to 1991. He was elected mayor of Lincoln in 1991and was reelected in 1995 without opposition. He successfully ran for governor in 1998 and was reelected in 2002. Johanns is married to Stephanie Johanns, former Lancaster County Commissioner and Nebraska State Senator. The couple has two children and five grandchildren.


DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
03/22/2012-03/25/2012 Public Policy Polling 55.00% ( 3.0) 30.00% ( 2.0) 15.00% ( 1.0)
09/20/2011-10/02/2011 Public Policy Polling 52.00% ( 7.0) 32.00% ( 4.0) 16.00% ( 3.0)
01/26/2011-01/27/2011 Public Policy Polling 59.00% ( 0.0) 28.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
May 16, 2012 08:00pm General Nebraska Sen. Johanns trashes DeMint’s involvement in race  Article COSDem 
Mar 03, 2009 11:00am General Neb.'s Sen. Johanns undergoing surgery  Article RP 
Sep 26, 2007 07:00pm News [Mike] Johanns splits with Bush over workers  Article COSDem 
Sep 20, 2007 01:00pm Announcement Message from Secretary Mike Johanns  Not Available Thomas Walker 
Feb 06, 2005 12:00am News Bush Is Said to Seek Sharp Cuts in Subsidy Payments to Farmers  Article WesternDem 

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  11/04/2008 NE US Senate Won 57.52% (+17.46%)
  05/13/2008 NE US Senate - R Primary Won 78.01% (+56.02%)
  01/20/2005 US Secretary of Agriculture Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 NE Governor Won 68.68% (+41.17%)
  05/14/2002 NE Governor- R Primary Won 86.84% (+73.68%)
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  05/12/1998 NE Governor- R Primary Won 40.02% (+10.15%)
  05/02/1995 Lincoln, NE Mayor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/07/1991 Lincoln, NE Mayor Won 54.00% (+8.00%)
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  11/16/2010 US Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
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