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Mike Johanns

Personal data
Date of birthJune 18, 1950(age 65)
Place of birthOsage, Iowa
Political partyRepublican
Other partyDemocratic (Before 1988)
SpouseStephanie Johanns
ResidenceOmaha, Nebraska
Alma materSt. Mary's University (B.A.)
Creighton University (J.D.)
ReligionRoman Catholic
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 2009
Serving with Ben Nelson
Preceded byChuck Hagel
28th United States Secretary of Agriculture
In officeJanuary 21, 2005 - September 20, 2007
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Succeeded byEd Schafer
Preceded byAnn Veneman
38th Governor of Nebraska
In officeJanuary 7, 1999 - January 20, 2005
LieutenantDavid I. Maurstad
Dave Heineman
Succeeded byDave Heineman
Preceded byBen Nelson
47th Mayor of Lincoln
In office1991 - 1998
Succeeded byDale Young
Preceded byBill Harris
Member of the Lincoln City Council
In office1989 - 1991
Member of Lancaster County Board
In office1983 - 1987

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Michael Owen "Mike" Johanns (born June 18, 1950) is an American Republican politician who has been the junior United States Senator from Nebraska since 2009. Previously he was the 38th Governor of Nebraska from 1999 to 2005 and was U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2005 to 2007, becoming the fourth Nebraskan to hold the position. On November 4, 2008, Johanns was elected to the United States Senate for the state of Nebraska, becoming one of only two new Republican senators (with Jim Risch of Idaho) heading into the 111th United States Congress.

In 2002 Johanns served as a Chair of the Midwestern Governors Association.

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