Mike Johanns
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"Michael Owen "Mike" Johanns" is a former United States Senate/United States Senator from Nebraska, serving from 2009 to 2015. He served as the Governor of Nebraska from 1999 until 2005, and he was chair of the Midwestern Governors Association in 2002. In 2005, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the United States Secretary of Agriculture/Secretary of Agriculture, where he served from 2005 from 2007, becoming the fourth Nebraskan to hold that position.

Born in Osage, Iowa, Johanns is the graduate of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and Creighton University School of Law. He began his career as an attorney working in private practice before he clerked for the Nebraska Supreme Court. Elected to the Lancaster County, Nebraska/Lancaster County Board as a Democratic Party (United States)/Democrat in 1983, Johanns served there until 1987, and was elected to the Lincoln, Nebraska/Lincoln City Council in 1988. In 1991, he was elected the 47th List of mayors of Lincoln, Nebraska/Mayor of Lincoln, and was reelected in 1995.

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