Mike Johanns

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Mike Johanns was Secretary of Agriculture in the second term of President George W. Bush. He was sworn in on January 21, 2005, and resigned in late 2007 to run for Senate. During his tenure, he responed to the first outbreak of mad cow disease in the U.S.

Johanns is a graduate of St. Mary's University of Minnesota in Winona, and he earned a law degree from Creighton University in Omaha. Johanns served on the Lancaster County Board from 1983-1987, and on the Lincoln City Council 1989-1991. He was elected mayor of Lincoln in 1991. He was reelected in 1995, and three years later he was elected Governor of Nebraska.

Secretary Johanns is married to Stephanie Johanns, a former Lancaster County Commissioner and State Senator. The couple have two children and three grandchildren.

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