Press Release: Senator Patty Pansing Brooks is the Democratic nominee for the Special Election

State Senator Patty Pansing Brooks was selected by the Nebraska Democratic Party’s Executive Committee to be the Democratic candidate for the Congressional District 1 special election on June 28.

“I am honored to receive the Nebraska Democratic Party’s nomination for this special election,” Senator Pansing Brooks said. “Nebraska needs a leader who will fight passionately to reduce the effects of inflation that are hurting working families and small businesses, lower prescription drug prices, help our communities thrive and ensure a healthy planet. I have led as a State Senator and as a community organizer and I am ready to win this seat and get to work in Washington.”

Said NDP Chair Jane Kleeb: “We have an enormous opportunity to restore integrity and honesty by sending Senator Pansing Brooks to represent the good people of Nebraska. Patty is a voice for working families who gets results by bridging political divides. Her track record shows that when she says she will be a voice for ALL Nebraskans, she means it. We must end the corrupt one-party grip on our state.”

CD1 Caucus Chair Marthaellen Florence: “Senator Pansing Brooks is a proven and dependable leader who always fights for Nebraska’s working families. She has shown that in the Legislature and will do the same in Congress. We will finally have a leader in D.C. who works on issues that impact all Nebraskans — from affordable healthcare to  good-paying jobs — rather than engaging in heated rhetoric, she will ensure that all Nebraskans have a voice.”

The CD1 special election was called after GOP Rep. Jeff Fortenberry resigned following his felony convictions for lying to the FBI about illegal campaign donations. The winner of the special election will serve out the rest of Fortenberry’s term, which ends Jan. 23, 2023.

Pansing Brooks is still seeking the Democratic nomination for CD1 in the May 10 primary. The general election is Nov. 8, 2022.

Learn more about Sen. Pansing Brooks at her campaign website.

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