Nebraska State Senator (D-Omaha)
Senator Machaela Cavanaugh represents Legislative District 6 in the Nebraska Legislature including Omaha. She serves on the Health and Human Services Committee and Transportation and Telecommunications Committee. She made history in 2019 as the first lawmaker to breastfeed her baby on the floor of the Nebraska Unicameral. Senator Cavanaugh, an Omaha native with nearly 20 years’ experience in community engagement and public affairs, worked at the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska.