Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh, M.

District 06
Room 11th Floor
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-2714
Committee Assignments
  • Health and Human Services
  • Transportation and Telecommunications
  • Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision


Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2018; re-elected 2022

Born Jan. 17, 1979, in Washington, D.C.

Education: Graduate of Marian High School; University of St. Thomas (B.A. in sociology), 2001; University of Nebraska Omaha (M.P.A.), 2008.

Family: Married Nicholas A. Brotzel, July 26, 2007; three children: Della, Harriet and Barrett.

Member: board, Inclusive Communities; Preschool Advisory Committee, Morning Star Preschool.

Honors and awards: 2020 National Conference of State Legislatures Maternal and Child Health Fellow; 2019 National Conference of State Legislatures Early Learning Fellow.