Patty Pansing Brooks announces long list of bipartisan endorsements

List Includes State Senators, City and County Leaders and School Board Members
A total of 57 Nebraska elected officials and former elected officials from both political...
A total of 57 Nebraska elected officials and former elected officials from both political parties endorsed Patty Pansing Brooks for Congress Friday. A number of those officials joined her at a news conference Friday morning in Lincoln.(Patty Pansing Brooks)
Published: Jun. 3, 2022 at 12:22 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 3, 2022 at 6:20 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A total of 57 Nebraska elected officials and former elected officials from both political parties endorsed Patty Pansing Brooks for Congress Friday. A number of those officials joined her at a news conference Friday morning in Lincoln.

Pansing Brooks is running against Republican Mike Flood for the First District Congressional seat in both the June 28 special election and November 8 general election.

“I am honored to have the support of some of the best public servants in our state,” Pansing Brooks said. “In running to change Washington, I look to our local leaders for inspiration. The answers to our nation’s problems are found right here at home. I will take Nebraska’s values to Washington as this district’s first Congresswoman.

Here are the people who endorsed Pansing Brooks on Friday: (Following this list, you can view the list of Mike Flood’s endorsements.)

Bob Kerrey, Former U.S. Senator

Ben Nelson, Former U.S. Senator

John J. Cavanaugh III, Former U.S. Congressman

Karen Amen, former Lower Platte South Natural Resources Barb Baier, Lincoln School Board

Roy Baker, Former State Senator

Tom Beckius, Lincoln City Council

Carol Blood, State Senator

Lanny Boswell, Lincoln School Board

James Michael Bowers, Lincoln City Council

John J. Cavanaugh Jr., State Senator

Machaela Cavanaugh, State Senator

Danielle Conrad, Former State Senator

Tanya Cook, Metropolitan Utilities District and Former State Senator

Kathy Danek, Lincoln School Board

Al Davis, Former State Senator

Jen Day, State Senator

Connie Duncan, Lincoln School Board

Deb Eagan, Lower Platte South Natural Resources

Doug Emery, Former Lincoln City Council member

Carl Eskridge, Former Lincoln City Council member Lisa Fricke, State Board of Education

Rachel Garver, Lancaster County treasurer

Leirion Gaylor Baird, Lincoln Mayor

Ken Haar, Former State Senator

Matt Hansen, State Senator

Chuck Hassebrook, Former Nebraska Regent

Megan Hunt, State Senator

Bruce Johnson, Lower Platte South Natural Resources

Patsy Koch Johns, State Board of Education

Steve Lathrop, State Senator

John McCollister, State Senator

Terrell McKinney, State Senator

Zachary Mora James, Airport Authority

Adam Morfeld, State Senator

Maxine Moul, Former Lieutenant Governor

Annie Mumgaard, Lincoln School Board Joseph Nigro, Lancaster County public defender

Dan Quick, Former State Senator

Jane Raybould, Lincoln City Council

Kim Robak, former Lieutenant Governor

DiAnna Schimek, Former State Senator

Paul Schumacher, Former State Senator

Sandy Scofield, Former State Senator

Susan Seacrest, Lower Platte South Natural Resources

Bennie Shobe, Lincoln City Council

Tony Vargas, State Senator

Rick Vest, Lancaster County Commissioner

Lynne Walz, State Senator

Tammy Ward, Lincoln City Council

Sändra Washington, Lincoln City Council

Don Wesely, Former Lincoln Mayor

Bob Wickersham, Former State Senator

Chuck Wilson, Former NU regent

Linda Wilson, Former Lincoln City Council member

Christa Yoakum, Lancaster County Commissioner

John Yoakum, Lower Platte South Natural Resources

Mike Flood is endorsed by:

• Governor Pete Ricketts

• Former Governor Dave Heineman

• U.S. Senator Deb Fischer

• Congressman Don Bacon

• Congressman Adrian Smith

• Senator Mike Moser

• Senator Tom Briese

• Senator Myron Dorn

• Senator Tim Gragert

• Senator Dan Hughes

• Senator Lou Ann Linehan

• Senator Julie Slama

• Senator John Stinner

• Senator Tom Brewer

• Senator Suzanne Geist

• Speaker Mike Hilgers

• Former Speaker Jim Scheer

• Former Senator Chris Langemeier

• Former Senator Dave Schnoor

• Former Senator Dave Pankonin

• Papillion Mayor David Black

• La Vista Mayor Doug Kindig

• Bellevue Mayor Rusty Hike

• Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning

• Columbus Mayor James Bulkley

• Fremont Mayor Joey Spellerberg

• Seward Mayor Joshua Eickmeier

• Former Attorney General Jon Bruning

• Former Nebraska State Patrol Superintendent Col. Tom Nesbitt

• Former U.S. Attorney Joe Kelly

• Butler County Sheriff Tom Dion

• Cass County Sheriff Bill Brueggemann

• Colfax County Sheriff Shawn Messerlie

• Cuming County Sheriff Brad Boyum

• Madison County Sheriff Todd Volk

• Platte County Sheriff Ed Wemhoff

• Polk County Sheriff Dwaine Ladwig

• Sarpy County Sheriff Jeff Davis

• Seward County Sheriff Michael Vance

• Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger

Mike Flood is also supported by:

• Nebraska Farm Bureau

• Nebraska Cattlemen PAC

• Nebraska Right to Life

• National Right to Life

• U.S. Chamber of Commerce

• Lincoln Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 644

• Americans for Prosperity

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