Kara was born in the Midwest and raised by a single Mom. She met her husband, now an associate professor of history at Creighton University, when we were in college together, and we’ve been married for sixteen years. They chose to raise their daughter, in Nebraska. Kara started Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance (OHKA) and has grown it from a small, start-up lead poisoning prevention organization to a nationally recognized, award-winning nonprofit that has raised more than $13 million to support green, safe, and healthy housing in Omaha. Kara was also elected to the Board of Governors of Metropolitan Community College in 2014, and was subsequently elected as Vice Chair of the Board. At MCC, she helped to strengthen the college’s non-discrimination policies, develop contractor training programs that created jobs in the community, and lead the initiative to ban tobacco usage on all campuses.
Kara strongly believes in a tradition of service to others— That’s why she is running. Karais a life-long Democrat, who refuses to sit on the fence while our political system is assaulted and undermined She isn’t afraid of a fight, and is committed to taking the lead on healthcare, education, and climate change.
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