(Lincoln, Neb.) Just one week after handing out awards at the annual Wayne Area Economic Development banquet, Gov. Dave Heineman today accepted a letter of resignation from Lt.
Governor Rick Sheehy.
In his letter, Lt. Gov. Sheehy stated, “I hereby resign the Office of Lieutenant Governor of the State of Nebraska effective immediately. It has been a privilege to serve you and the great people of our State as Lieutenant Governor.”
Sheehy was sworn into office on January 24, 2005. In 2006, he and Gov. Heineman were elected to their first full term in office and both were re-elected to a second term in 2010.
AP Gov. Dave Heinman announced Sheehy's resignation in a hastily called news conference Saturday morning.Heineman said the resignation followed disclosures made in a public records request, but declined to
discuss what those disclosures were. Sheehy, a Republican, had been considered the front-runner in the 2014 race for governor and had been endorsed by Heineman. Sheehy has been traveling throughout the state, making speeches and holding public events.