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Congressional Candidate Patty Pansing Brooks Wants to Bring Compassion to Washington

Patty Pansing Brooks is a white woman with short brown hair. In this photo she is wearing a purple suit and standing on a lawn in front of a white house.
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Patty Pansing Brooks is a state legislator running to represent Nebraska's 1st Congressional District in the House.

Patty Pansing Brooks explains her vision for representing Nebraska's 1st Congressional District in the House of Representatives — a seat held by Jeff Fortenberry for nearly two decades until his resignation this week.

Courtney is back in her hometown after graduating from the University of Kansas in 2019 with degrees in journalism and film. While at KU, she was the arts and culture editor of the University Daily Kansan and had a summer internship at KCUR, Kansas City's NPR member station. She has three pet rats and has seen almost every Audrey Hepburn movie.