Burke Harr - Nebraska State Senator August 4, 2017

Burke Harr is a Democratic member of the Nebraska State Senate, representing about 36,000 residents in Omaha's District 8 around Dundee, Benson and Creighton Prep.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.  Harr grew up in Omaha attending Creighton Prep, then earned his BA from the University of St. Thomas in 1994 and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1998.  His professional experience includes working as a founding partner at Flatwater Strategies and as an attorney at Kutak Rock and Douglas County Attorney's Office.  in the 2017 legislative session, Sen. Harr serves on the Agriculture, Revenue, Tax Modernization and General Affairs committees.  Harr has campaigned on strengthening Nebraska's crime laws and fighting high property taxes with tax relief and affordable housing, incenting re-development and fostering job creation, providing quality education for all Nebraska's children, protecting Nebraska's natural resources and reducing dependence on foreign oil.