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Why I'm Running

I’m running for Congress in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District because I care about my neighbors and my community. My whole career has been focused on serving others. That’s why I ran for Legislature in the first place and why I work with Republicans, Democrats and Independents to get things done for Nebraskans. 

I have become increasingly frustrated watching what is happening in Washington.  Washington just isn’t working for Nebraska, and if we are going to change what comes out of Washington, we need to change who we send to Washington.

Nebraskans deserve an independent-minded leader in Congress who will put them first. I’m committed to working with anyone and everyone in Washington D.C., and willing to come together to get work done for the American people and for my Nebraska neighbors.

Meet Kate

Candidate for Nebraska's 1st Congressional District

A proud sixth generation Nebraskan, Kate Bolz grew up on a family farm near Palmyra, southeast of Lincoln. She has represented South Central Lincoln in Nebraska’s Unicameral Legislature since 2013.

In the Legislature, Kate works with both Republicans and Democrats to deliver an annual balanced budget that reflects Nebraska’s priorities. Her colleagues elected her to serve as vice chair of the Appropriations Committee, which proposes that budget. She is a member of the Legislature’s Executive Board and Retirement Committee. She also serves on several special committees. She is chair of the Economic Development Task Force, as well as a member of the Children’s Commission and the Department of Correctional Services Special Investigative Committee.

In addition to her legislative work, Kate is the former Executive Director of the Nebraska Association of Service Providers, an association of community-based disability service providers across the state. She is also an adjunct professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University. She is a Meals on Wheels Volunteer at Tabitha Health Care Systems, and an active member of both her hometown church, the Palmyra Presbyterian Church, and of First Plymouth Church in Lincoln.

Kate earned her bachelor’s degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan.

What Kate Believes in

Affordable Healthcare

I’m going to focus on protecting access to health care coverage for people with preexisting conditions and making healthcare affordable by making sure people have a reasonable public option, if that’s what they choose, but not by forcing Americans onto a government-run program against their will.

Lower Pharmaceutical Costs

I’ll take on the drug and pharmaceutical companies to lower the costs of prescription drugs.

Rural Economy

I’ll stand up for farmers, rural communities and businesses across Nebraska impacted by the trade war. We need to get tough on China and it’s not fair to keep asking our farmers to be patient while we all wait on Washington.