Why I'm Running

Hi, I’m Patty!

As a state senator, attorney, mom of three, and friend to all, I have dedicated my life to the fundamental principle that we all deserve dignity, care, safety, and opportunity. When so many members of our community are excluded from these basic human values, it’s on us to speak up and fight fiercely to build a system that works for everyone, not just a few at the very top. I’m running for Congress because I know our district, I love our district, and I’m not afraid to put in the work for all of us.


Health Care Access for All​

Health Care Access for All

The COVID-19 pandemic was a wake-up call for many of us: We must make full-spectrum, high-quality health care accessible to all Nebraskans. I’m working to get us all covered, to protect the millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions, to lower prescription drug prices, to strengthen rural hospitals, to invest in rural access to specialist care, to guarantee family medical leave, and to stand up against billion-dollar corporations that value profits over people.

Growing Economic Opportunity​

Growing Economic Opportunity

Nebraskans work hard for our families and our futures. Right now, though, too many are struggling to make ends meet. It’s time to reclaim an economy that lifts us all up with great jobs, strong safety nets, and a fair tax system that demands billionaires pay their share like the rest of us. From family farmers pushing back against corporate monopolies, to union workers striking for a living wage, to small business owners struggling to compete on a level playing field, I’ll be the voice for every family in Nebraska.

Infrastructure for the People​

Infrastructure for the People

I’ll champion legislation that delivers safe roads, better public transportation options, and rural broadband to our communities. But infrastructure isn’t just building bridges and roads — it’s about bridging the divides that prevent us from moving forward, and building roads into a brighter day ahead. I’ll invest in green energy and the green jobs that come with it, research and technology that make Nebraska an exciting place to live and work, and strong schools that produce our next generation of problem solvers.

A Wider Circle of Compassion

A Wider Circle of Compassion

No matter where we’re from, the color of our skin, whom we love, or how we choose to shape our futures, Nebraska is stronger when we make everyone welcome at the table. I will defend a woman’s right to control her own health care decisions, strengthen protections for the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace and at school, reform our criminal justice system, safeguard our right to vote, and put in the time to make Nebraska a safe place for all of us to live, work, and thrive.

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