Kate Bolz

Former Senator | Lincoln, NE

A proud sixth generation Nebraskan, Kate Bolz grew up on a family farm near Palmyra, outside of Lincoln. She represented South Central Lincoln in Nebraska’s Unicameral Legislature from 2013-2022 and was named the State Director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Nebraska in 2022.

In the Legislature, Kate worked with both Republicans and Democrats to deliver an annual balanced budget that reflects Nebraska’s priorities. Her colleagues elected her to serve as vice chair of the Appropriations Committee, which proposes that budget. She was a member of the Legislature’s Executive Board and Retirement Committee. She also serves on several special committees. She was chair of the Economic Development Task Force, as well as a member of the Children’s Commission and the Department of Correctional Services Special Investigative Committee.

In addition to her legislative work, Kate previously served as the Executive Director of the Nebraska Association of Service Providers, an association of community-based disability service providers across the state. She is also an adjunct professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University. She is a Meals on Wheels volunteer at Tabitha, a member of the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools Board of Directors, and an active member of both her hometown church, the Palmyra Presbyterian Church, and of First Plymouth Church in Lincoln.

Kate earned her bachelor’s degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan.