Meet Kate Gotsdiner

Candidate, Omaha City Council – District 5

A long time believer in the power of politics and civic participation, Kate has spent much of her adulthood working to improve the lives of Nebraskans. Her work began with an internship with former US Senator Ben Nelson that evolved into a staff assistant position, and later his press assistant in Washington DC, igniting her passion for policy and politics. Notably, Kate has also worked with both State Senators Mike McDonnell and Matt Hansen as a legislative aide. From working on numerous campaigns, like Bob Kerrey’s in 2012, to her work at the legislature, Kate is committed to a holistic approach to policymaking which means placing the needs of her constituents at the top of her priorities. 

At the age of 33, Kate works as the Donor Services Coordinator at Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, which supports children, young adults, and families at risk with the overall goal of giving our state’s most vulnerable kids what they need to thrive. She is also currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Nebraska Omaha. She and her partner live near Lake Zorinsky with their young daughter and four dogs.

Kate is running for Omaha City Council District 5 because of her love for the district and her ability to bring people together through leadership and inclusivity.