Nebraska Association
of Public Employees

NAPE/AFSCME Endorses General Election Candidates

The NAPE/AFSCME Government Affairs Committee is a group of Democrat, Republican, and Non-Partisan union members that monitors legislation and political matters that are important to NAPE/AFSCME members. The committee invited all candidates for Nebraska Legislature to interview with the committee to discuss their positions on issues that affect our members. More than 20 candidates met with the committee to answer questions about important issues that impact NAPE/AFSCME members. 

After the interviews, the Government Affairs Committee discussed the candidates and made recommendations to the NAPE/AFSCME Board of Directors to endorse candidates who the committee felt would be the strongest ally of our union based on their interview responses. The Board of Directors voted to endorse the following candidates:

Nebraska Legislature

Sarah Slattery (Plattsmouth) – District 2

Machaela Cavanaugh (Omaha) – District 6

Megan Hunt (Omaha) – District 8

Wendy DeBoer (Omaha) – District 10

Michael Young (Omaha) – District 18

Stu Dornan (Omaha) – District 20

George Dungan (Lincoln) – District 26

Angie Lauritsen (Gretna) – District 36

James Michael Bowers (Lincoln) & Danielle Conrad (Lincoln) – District 46

United State Congress

Patty Pansing Brooks (Lincoln) – District 1

Tony Vargas (Omaha) –  District 2

You can read a summary of each candidate interview with the NAPE/AFSCME GAC. Find your legislative district by clicking here.

Thank you to the Government Affairs Committee for their service: Adam Johnson (DHHS, Fremont – Chair), Brandon Brown (Revenue, Lincoln), Daniel Buchanan (Corrections, Lincoln), Brian Koch (Labor, Beatrice), Diane Laffin (History Nebraska, Lincoln), Kathy Owens (DHHS, Omaha), and Autumn Schafer (Insurance, Lincoln).

Nebraska Association of
Public Employees