(Image Source: Omaha World-Herald)

BY LOGAN TITTLE


Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy resigned Saturday morning following questions about improper cell phone calls to numerous women during the past four years.

The 53-year-old handed in his resignation letter to Gov. Dave Heineman, his running mate in the past two elections, who deemed the decision effective immediately.

Via Omaha World-Herald: “Public officials are rightly held to a higher standard. We take our public trust very seriously … I had trusted him, and that trust was broken”

Heineman’s comments refer to a recent investigation by the Omaha World-Herald that discovered, since 2008, Sheehy made around 2,000 telephone calls late at night to four women other than his wife on a state-issued phone.

Sheehy‘s wife, Connie, filed for divorce last July after almost 29 years of marriage. Her divorce filing reportedly explained “marriage of the parties is irretrievably broken.”

The Republican was reportedly considered a frontrunner in next year’s gubernatorial race for governor and is the longest serving lt. gov. in Nebraska history with a total of eight years in office. Gov. Heineman expressed doubt that Sheehy would run for the office in light of the scandal.

Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy Resigns

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Feb 2, 2013

Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy Resigns

(Image Source: Omaha World-Herald)

BY LOGAN TITTLE


Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy resigned Saturday morning following questions about improper cell phone calls to numerous women during the past four years.

The 53-year-old handed in his resignation letter to Gov. Dave Heineman, his running mate in the past two elections, who deemed the decision effective immediately.

Via Omaha World-Herald: “Public officials are rightly held to a higher standard. We take our public trust very seriously … I had trusted him, and that trust was broken”

Heineman’s comments refer to a recent investigation by the Omaha World-Herald that discovered, since 2008, Sheehy made around 2,000 telephone calls late at night to four women other than his wife on a state-issued phone.

Sheehy‘s wife, Connie, filed for divorce last July after almost 29 years of marriage. Her divorce filing reportedly explained “marriage of the parties is irretrievably broken.”

The Republican was reportedly considered a frontrunner in next year’s gubernatorial race for governor and is the longest serving lt. gov. in Nebraska history with a total of eight years in office. Gov. Heineman expressed doubt that Sheehy would run for the office in light of the scandal.

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