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“She is my hero.” “I could listen to her talk all day long.” “I want to be just like her someday.” I’ve lost count of the number of times my college students have gushed after visiting with Senator Kate Bolz.

Most might not expect a local politician to be considered a hero by 19-year-old college students. Over the past four years Kate has demonstrated how deeply she cares for all Nebraskans. Her commitment to quality opportunities for educational access from early childhood to college is admirable. This year alone, she introduced legislation which passed to support out-of-school programming for at-risk children through community learning centers.

Last November, Kate hosted a town hall meeting on the Union College campus to understand the needs of students, faculty, and administration in public and private institutions. When she interacts with individuals, she engages in the conversation as if they are the most important people in the world. She models how to appreciate our differences, a prized quality in this contentious election season.

Please vote for Senator Kate Bolz, local hero, to serve again as the District 29 representative so that she may continue to advocate for our best Nebraska.

Shawna Herwick, Social Work Program Director, Union College, Lincoln

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