Sen. Tony Fulton
Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom is appealing to Gov. Dave Heineman to select former Lincoln State Senator Tony Fulton to become lieutenant governor. Fulton, 40, served in the legislature from 2007-2012. He was first appointed by Heineman to replace Mike Foley, who was elected as State Auditor. Fulton won election convincingly in 2008.
He ran for State Treasurer in 2010, but came in second in the Republican primary to former State Attorney General Don Stenberg.
He was term limited out of the Legislature at the end of 2012.
Fulton's father is American. His mother is from the Philippines. He graduated from Auburn Senior High School in 1990 and from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1997.
He is the founder and CEO of Guardian Angels Homecare, a company that assists the elderly and disabled with their day-to-day needs. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Nebraska, and he studied philosophy at Kansas Newman University, and earned a Master of Divinity degree in Theology from Franciscan University of Stubenville.
Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom president Doug Kagan said that Fulton would be a strong advocate for comprehensive tax relief.
"Fulton always has worked tirelessly to protect the taxpayers from unfair taxes, and we can expect him to work for tax reform in some manner," Kagan said.
Kagan said Fulton has proved himself to be a strong supporter of Heineman when it comes to right to life, restriction of welfare payments to illegal aliens, gun owner rights of self-defense, and combating illegal drugs.
"Tony Fulton would be a strong partner for the governor," Kagan said.
Sheehy, once considered the leading candidate to become the state governor in 2014, abruptly resigned from office Feb. 2. He was reportedly romantically involved with more than one woman.