Nebraska Democratic Party selects Patty Pansing Brooks as candidate for special election

“I am honored to receive the Nebraska Democratic Party’s nomination for this special election,” Sen. Pansing Brooks said.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Nebraska Democratic Party has selected Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks as the candidate for the 1st Congressional District in the upcoming special election.

NDP Chair Jane Kleeb made the announcement at a press conference on Tuesday.

“We have an enormous opportunity to restore integrity and honesty by sending Senator Pansing Brooks to represent the good people of Nebraska,” Kleeb said. “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.”

Pansing Brooks announced her campaign to run for the 1st Congressional District in November 2021.  She will still be seeking the Democratic nomination for the position in the May 10 primary.

“I am honored to receive the Nebraska Democratic Party’s nomination for this special election,” Sen. 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.”

The special election will fill former Congressman Jeff Fortenberry’s open seat for Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District.

Fortenberry had resigned two days after being found guilty of lying to federal investigators.

Gov. Pete Ricketts announced that the special election will be held on June 28.

Nebraska’s First Congressional District is comprised of Butler, Cass, Colfax, Cuming, Dodge, Lancaster, Madison, Platte, Seward, Stanton, and parts of Sarpy and Polk counties.

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