Amanda is a 5th generation Nebraskan and a 1998 graduate of Millard North High School. She credits her time on the MN Forensics team for starting her down the path of pubic service.
After graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with degrees in Broadcasting and Political Science, Amanda became a TV reporter in Sioux City and in Lincoln.
In 2006, she became the second youngest woman ever elected to the Nebraska Legislature. She served for two terms representing Northeast Lincoln and was elected Chair of the Urban Affairs Committee for 5 years.
In 2015, Amanda’s career brought her to Omaha and she knew she wanted to live back home in Millard. She was married in May to her best friend and partner, Clayton. Amanda and Clayton recently became Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), which are volunteers who advocate in the court system for children in foster care.
“McGill has earned praise across the partisan aisle for her leadership, work and sound judgment. She served on the state committee for children’s mental health issues and has successfully sponsored legislation to improve Nebraska’s child welfare and mental health systems.”
— Omaha World Herald Editorial Board, October 22, 2014