Megan Hunt of Omaha is a first-year senator. She is a single parent, atheist and the first openly LGBTQ in the Legislature.
22-year-old Julie Slama of Peru, Nebraska was appointed by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts shortly before this year’s session started.
Lynne Waiz of Freemont, Nebraska was Bob Krist’s running mate when he ran for governor in 2018.
Anna Wishart of Lincoln, Nebraska has been a leader in the effort to place a medical marijuana legalization measure on the 2020 ballot.
Machaela Cavanaugh of Omaha, Nebraska advocates for working-mother causes and her infant son is a frequent visitor to the chamber and hearing rooms.
Sue Crawford of Bellevue, Nebraska is a professor of political science at Creighton University and also teachers at the university’s Health Administration and Policy program.
Carol Blood of Bellevue, Nebraska is a former member of the Bellevue City Council and serves on three legislative committees including Government, Military and Veterans Affairs.
Joni Albrecht of Thurston, Nebraska has pushed to ensure the Pledge of Allegiance is recited at the start of the legislative session.
Kate Bolz of Lincoln, Nebraska has a master’s degree in social work and has championed education and mental health reforms.
Sara Howard of Omaha, Nebraska succeeded her mother, former state Senator Gwen Howard, in 2012 to represent District 9.
Lou Ann Linehan of Elkhorn, Nebraska was former Senator Chuck Hagel’s chief of staff and later a State Department official in Iraq before being elected in 2016.
Suzanne Geist of Lincoln, Nebraska is one of four women on the Transportation and Telecommunication Committee.
Wendy DeBoer of Bennington, Nebraska was a newcomer to politics when she won a tight race in the fall of 2018. She is completing a doctorate in Christian theology.
Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln, Nebraska is an attorney and has worked successfully to increase penalties on human traffickers, eliminate Whiteclay alcohol sales and fight against discrimination based on sexual orientation.