Former Grand Island State Senator Named to Neb. Democratic Hall of Fame


GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) -- Former state Sen. Arlene Nelson of Grand Island has been named to the Nebraska Democratic Party's Hall of Fame.

Nelson received the honor during the Morrison Exon Dinner in LaVista last weekend.

Nelson represented the 35th District from 1985 to 1993, serving on the Judiciary, Education and Agriculture committees.

While in office, she helped craft legislation that created College Park, a consortium of postsecondary educational institutions based in Grand Island. She also chaired the state retirement system committee.

Nelson says she was surprised to learn of the honor, which she received before about 500 people attending the dinner.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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