The Honorable Dave Heineman was sworn-in as Nebraska’s 39th Governor in 2005, when then-Governor Mike Johanns resigned to become the United States Secretary of Agriculture. Heineman was elected to his first full term in office in November. Prior to becoming governor, he served more than three years as lieutenant governor and nearly seven years as state treasurer. He also served in local government as a member of the Fremont City Council. Heineman served five years in the United States Army. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and the Army’s Airborne and Ranger Schools.