Wendy grew up in Omaha in the heart of Legislative district 10. Wendy attended Laura Dodge elementary and Morton Jr High before graduating from Burke High School. She was confirmed and taught Sunday School at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. Wendy graduated from Hastings College and the University of Nebraska Law School.
Following graduation from law school, Wendy briefly practiced law before finding her calling to teach. After a few years teaching at UNO and some junior colleges in town, Wendy returned to school in order to become a full-time professor and earn her Ph.D. She is in the final stages of completing her Ph.D.
While away for school, Wendy came to appreciate even more the unique things about Nebraska– our culture, our people, even our unicameral legislature.
Why I’m Running
Nebraska is a great place to live and raise a family, but I also see that not everyone is thriving. People are struggling with low-paying jobs and some do not have access to the quality schools that everyone deserves. Our nonpartisan politics are becoming partisan and our schools are not quite what they used to be. We can do better. We have to do better for future generations of Nebraskans.
I just couldn’t sit on the sidelines, knowing the unique combination of education and experiences I have that could benefit our legislature and our state. I will work with my colleagues from across the state to get our schools back on track, look for new solutions for property tax relief for ways to strengthen our Nebraska small businesses. We need good education, good jobs; we need people who are willing to work with everyone and leave Washington politics to the people in Washington.
Simply put, I think my education and my years of teaching experience have equipped me to think differently than other politicians. I am grateful for all Nebraska has done for me, and it has made me passionate about protecting our past and fighting for our future.