The wife of Nebraska Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy has filed for divorce after nearly 28 years of marriage.
The papers were filed Wednesday in Adams County District Court in Hastings, where Sheehy served as mayor before being selected by Governor Dave Heineman for the state post. They won re-election in 2010.
Connie Sheehy's filing says the "marriage is irretrievably broken.'' They were wed Sept. 2, 1983 in Lexington and have two grown children.
Last summer Sheehy announce his intention to run in the Republican gubernatorial primary in 2014 so he can replace Heineman, who has endorsed him.