Machaela Cavanaugh Files to Run for Nebraska Legislature

OMAHA, NE – Machaela Cavanaugh has officially filed to run for the Nebraska Legislature, seeking to represent her friends and neighbors in Legislative District 6.

“I am proud to officially submit my name for the office of Nebraska’s Legislative district 6” Cavanaugh said.  “I am running because the people of my district, and across the state, deserve to have representatives who will put problem solving over partisanship.  Our state is facing significant fiscal challenges.  Now, more than ever, we need to work together to find solutions to these challenges, but not at the expense of the education of our next generation.”

Cavanaugh has said that her priorities are strong public education, affordable healthcare, and meaningful property tax relief. “True property tax relief is only going to be possible through more state support at the local level. We cannot cut our way to the future. Nebraska jobs and economy are contingent on a strong workforce. This is only possible with real investment in public education from universal Pre-K to university and vocational training, not cuts.”

Cavanaugh works at the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska. Prior to her work with the Buffett Institute, Cavanaugh served as the Director of Development for Opera Omaha and the American Province of the Servants of Mary, and as a Staff Assistant for U.S. Senator Ben Nelson.

Cavanaugh graduated from Marian High School and obtained her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.

Cavanaugh serves on the Board of Directors of Inclusive Communities and is a member of the Preschool Advisory Committee at Morning Star Preschool. She resides in the Peony Park Neighborhood with her husband, Nick Brotzel, and their daughters, Della and Harriet.

Cavanaugh will file at the Douglas County Election Commission Office (225 N 115th St) at 12PM on Wednesday, January 17th. The press is welcome.

District 6 includes voters from Central and West-Central Omaha.