Nebraska Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy has resigned effective immediately.
Governor Dave Heineman announced Sheehy's resignation Saturday morning. Heineman said the resignation followed disclosures made in a public records request but declined to discuss what those disclosures were.
In his resignation letter to Governor Heineman, Sheehy said "I herby resign the Office of Lt. Governor of the State of Nebraska effective immediately." Sheehy also said that "it has been a privilege to serve you and the great people of our state as Lt. Governor."
During a Saturday morning news conference Heineman said "I trusted him, and now that trust it now broken."
Sheehy was sworn into office in 2005. The following year he and Governor Heineman were elected to their first full term in office and both were re-elected to a second term in 2010. He had been considered the front runner in the 2014 race for governor and had been endorsed by Heineman.
The search has already begun for Sheehy's replacement.