Mayor Mike Foreman                                                       

Mike Foreman is a retired Naval Aviator and former NASA astronaut. He grew up in Wadsworth, Ohio and earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the US Naval Academy and an MS in Aeronautical Engineering from the US Naval Postgraduate School. He is also a graduate of the US Naval Test Pilot School.

In 1998, he moved his family to Friendswood when he was selected by NASA for their astronaut program. He is a veteran of two space flights: STS-123 in March 2008, and STS-129 in November 2009, and has logged more than 637 hours in space, including 32 hours and 19 minutes of EVA in five spacewalks.

Professional, Civic & Community

After 40 years of government service, Mike left NASA in 2015 to join Venturi Outcomes, LLC, a Houston-based construction project management and consulting firm started by his wife, Lorrie Foreman, in 2007. He currently serves as the President of that company.  

Mike was elected to the Friendswood City Council in 2016. In May 2018, he was elected Mayor of the City of Friendswood where he presides over Friendswood City Council meetings and supports all City departments and employees. His current term ends May 2024.


He and his wife of over 42 years, Lorrie, have lived in Friendswood since 1998 and are active members of Friendswood Methodist Church. They have three grown children and two granddaughters.


May 2021 - May 2024


  • US Naval Academy, BS Aerospace Engineering
  • US Naval Postgraduate School, MS Aeronautical Engineering
  • US Naval Test Pilot School