|Member of the Nebraska Senate
from the 46th district
August 5, 1977 |
|Political party||Democratic Party (United States)|
Danielle Nantkes Conrad serves in the Nebraska State Legislature, representing District 46 on the city of Lincoln's north side. She was born on August 5, 1977, in Seward, Nebraska. Her father served as a Deputy Sheriff for over 25 years. Her mother has been a teacher at Lincoln Public Schools for over 15 years. Nantkes graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.A. in 2000. She went on to earn her law degree at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Law in 2003.
After becoming a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, she took a job with the Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest, a non-profit, non-partisan law project providing legal counsel to the poor, minorities, and immigrants in the state of Nebraska.
A registered Democrat, she first ran for elected office in 2006, seeking to represent the 46th Legislative District. With 55% of the vote she defeated Republican Carol Brown for the non-partisan seat. Currently her standing committee assignments are Appropriations and Nebraska Retirement Systems. She is one of only ten women in the 49-member Nebraska Legislature. According to a background article prepared by Unicameral Update, Nantkes became a fan of politics as a teenager, following the historic race for Governor pitting two women, Republican Kay Orr against Democrat Helen Boosalis.
Conrad's affiliations in the community include the Lincoln YWCA Board of Directors; Community Development Taskforce, Nebraska Bar Association, Lincoln Bar Association, and the Volunteer Lawyers Project.
She was married in 2008 and is now Danielle Conrad.
- "Police pick up freshman senator suspected of DUI". Retrieved February 13, 2007.
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