LINCOLN – District 28 Senator Patty Pansing Brooks announced her candidacy today for a second term to the Nebraska Legislature, highlighting her record of accomplishments and her agenda for the future.
“I am grateful to have been able to fight successfully in the Legislature for a host of important issues over the last three years,” Senator Pansing Brooks said. “As a result, we have made significant strides in addressing some of our state’s most serious challenges. Among my successful efforts has been our work on human trafficking where we significantly increased penalties on traffickers and solicitors while boosting protections for victims.”
Other legislative highlights are in the areas of Whiteclay, women’s health, juvenile justice reform, climate change, children’s reading, financial protections for college students and funding for teachers seeking degrees in high priority and high needs areas including special education and early childhood education.
Senator Pansing Brooks also successfully fought cuts to teacher retirement benefits, women’s health clinics and probation services and led the LR34 Department of Corrections Special Investigative Committee which identified problems in our corrections systems and recommendations for moving forward.
“I am pleased with my record of legislative accomplishments these past three years,” Senator Pansing Brooks said. “The legislative initiatives that I have been privileged to successfully champion through the Nebraska Legislature are a tribute to the existence of productive bipartisanship in our unique non-partisan legislative structure. We have a treasure in our legislative form of government and I am truly honored to be part of it.”
Senator Pansing Brooks said she looks forward to building on the successes of her first term. “Many critical issues lie ahead for us in the coming years, including corrections reform, meaningful tax reform, protection of our precious natural resources and environment, support for education and critical education funding, preservation and advancement of civil liberties for all, workforce development and economic growth with quality 21st century jobs, to name a few,” Senator Pansing Brooks said. “These challenging issues will continue to require both leadership and the bipartisan support of our elected officials.
“It has been an honor to serve and work for the wonderful residents of District 28 and the State of Nebraska these past three years,” said Senator Pansing Brooks. “I hope to continue to work hard for them each and every day in a second term.”
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