Speaking to a crowd of more than 150 at Bärchen Beer Garden in Benson, Megan Hunt thanked her supporters and emphasized the importance of community-driven campaigns.
Hunt said, “Over the past 510 days, my priority has been listening to the people of District 8. As a state Senator, my door will always be open to listen to the concerns of my constituents. I believe the best way to restore faith in our government is by creating inclusive polices that make people feel welcome and engaged in the political process; not shut out.”
Hunt emphasized the positive campaign in District 8 and thanked her opponent, Mina Davis, for running a values-driven and community-focused race. “This was a historic election for Legislative District 8, one of the most progressive districts in the state, with two very engaged, very focused, very hardworking women running. Mina Davis added to this process, and she added to my understanding about what is important in this district. The example she set for our community is inspiring, and I look forward to supporting her in whatever she chooses to do next.”
Megan Hunt, a small business owner, is the first woman elected to the Legislature from District 8, and will be the first openly bisexual member of the Nebraska Legislature. She plans to prioritize public education, addressing climate change, protecting and expanding access to the ballot, and civil rights in 2019.
Legislative District 8 is currently represented by term-limited Senator Burke Harr.