“Sen. Burke Harr, District 8, in the midtown area. A former prosecutor with the Douglas County Attorney’s Office, Harr contributed significantly to the Legislature’s floor debates on criminal justice issues during his first term. He is known for conscientious work on his committees and hard work in crafting and negotiating legislation. He offers substantive comments during debate and is respected for working well with colleagues regardless of philosophy or party.
Harr demonstrates balanced views. He is thoughtful in discussing the state’s challenges with poverty and social problems, and practical-minded in analyzing economic development strategies. He showed common sense and energy while serving on the Revenue Committee, which sets tax policy, and on the state task force that carried out a comprehensive study of Nebraska tax issues.”