Judges and Chief Probation Officers Hosting Senators in 2021

Judges and Chief Probation Officers Hosting Senators in 2021

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Trial court judges have been hosting new state senators through a Judicial-Legislative Visit Program since 1999.  For twenty-two years, the program has fulfilled its purpose of providing legislators a personal understanding of the daily duties and responsibilities of the trial court judge and judicial branch personnel.  The program gives members of the legislature a better understanding of the unique challenges that trial judges and court staff face on a daily basis while providing senators with points of contact within their legislative district. The experience is intended to demonstrate the impact of the courts on the daily lives of Nebraska citizens. 

New State Senators

Judges Kevin McManaman and Thomas Zimmerman, Probation Chief Jeff Curry

  • Eliot Bostar – Lincoln

Judges Horacio Wheelock and Sheryl Lohaus, Probation Chief Damon Strong

  • John Cavanaugh – Omaha
  • Terrell McKinney – Omaha

Judges Nathan Cox and Judge Robert Wester, Probation Chief Jeff Jennings

  • Jen Day – Omaha/Gretna 
  • Rita Sanders – Papillion


Returning Senators

Judges Mark Young and Arthur Wetzel, Probation Chief Connie Hultine

  • Ray Aguilar – Grand Island - Previous legislative service: 1999-2009

Judges James Kube and Donna Taylor, Probation Chief Kathryn Liebers

  • Mike Flood – Norfolk - Previous legislative service: 2005-2013

Judges Horacio Wheelock and Sheryl Lohaus, Probation Chief Damon Strong

  • Rich Pahls – Omaha - Previous legislative service: 2005-2013