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Tom Briese

Tom Briese

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Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen (R) appointed Tom Briese as state treasurer effective Nov. 1, 2023 to complete the term of his predecessor, John Murante, who stepped down to become director of the Nebraska Public Employees Retirement Board, which oversees the agency that administers the state’s retirement plans. 

As treasurer, Briese “pledged to continue Murante’s work toward moving investments away from firms that steer investments based on environmental, social and governance concerns,” according to an article in the Nebraska Examiner

Prior to being appointed treasurer, Briese served in the Nebraska legislature for six years (2017–23). As a state senator, he championed conservative causes, campaigning most recently on a platform that promised to lower property taxes and control government spending. In response to a fellow Republican legislator who voted against an anti-abortion bill, Briese introduced a constitutional amendment in the state that would allow Nebraska voters to recall officials. He also held press conferences with and introduced legislation commended by the Platte Institute, a right-wing think tank based in Nebraska that’s affiliated with the State Policy Network

Before embarking on a political career, Briese worked as a soybean farmer. He holds degrees from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the University of Nebraska College of Law.

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Nebraska State Treasurer

State Capitol, Room 2005

P.O. Box 94788

Lincoln, NE 68509-4788

Phone: (402) 471-2455

Website: treasurer.nebraska.gov

Mike Foley

About 

Having won election in November 2022 with 69% of the vote, Mike Foley returned to his previous position as auditor of public accounts in Nebraska after an eight-year hiatus serving as lieutenant governor from 2015–23. Former Governor Pete Ricketts (R) chose Foley as his running mate in September 2014 after first defeating him in the GOP primary just four months earlier and the previous lieutenant governor resigned. 

Prior to holding public office, Foley worked as a corporate planning analyst with the Nebraska Public Power District, director of financial analysis for the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners, and a consultant with Kirschner Associates. In addition, he was a member of the Nebraska State Senate from 2000–07.

Foley earned a BS from the State University of New York in 1976 and an MBA from Michigan State University in 1978.

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Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts
State Capitol, Suite 2303
P.O. Box 98917
Lincoln, NE 68509-8917
Website: auditors.nebraska.gov/
Phone:(402) 471-2111
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