We MUST address the cause of our workforce shortage in rural hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, treatment centers, and within our volunteer fire and rescue departments. We need increased professionals with passion in various health professions, plentiful sites to train them, reimbursable training opportunities, and to retain them in rural Nebraska.
I will not take lightly the individual rights of Nebraskans to keep and bear arms for their personal defense, as well as their constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms against government tyranny.
Law-abiding gun owners need to stop being treated like criminals.
Nebraska is still a “high tax state" which reduces economic growth and creates outbound migration. The "high tax state" reputation is not going away overnight. The "historic tax cuts," are only a good start, and we MUST continue to reforming our tax structures. We MUST cut spending and live within our means. Nebraska must be seen as a pro
Nebraska is still a “high tax state" which reduces economic growth and creates outbound migration. The "high tax state" reputation is not going away overnight. The "historic tax cuts," are only a good start, and we MUST continue to reforming our tax structures. We MUST cut spending and live within our means. Nebraska must be seen as a prosperous, responsible, AND tax friendly state to retain and recruit a healthy workforce.
Much of the land in Nebraska has been passed down through generations. It is a prosperous state for agriculture. We need to support our economy by "Buying Local." We need to give those in rural areas comparable opportunities as urban businesses. We need strong internet and telecommunication capabilities to improve efficiency and services
Much of the land in Nebraska has been passed down through generations. It is a prosperous state for agriculture. We need to support our economy by "Buying Local." We need to give those in rural areas comparable opportunities as urban businesses. We need strong internet and telecommunication capabilities to improve efficiency and services. We need to promote and sustain our small towns and rural areas.
We have a responsibility as a state to insure integrity in our voting processes. Use of voter identification at the polling sites is vital to insure a lawfully conducted election. In person voting is necessary. Every legal vote is important. Every legal vote counts. We must use poll workers and poll watchers to make sure every legal vote is counted.
I oppose Critical Race Theory.
I oppose Sex Education prior to 7th grade. I oppose Anti-American propaganda in the school system. I support parental involvement in educational policies. I expect our schools to teach basic and advanced curriculum and protect our children. Our schools should not be a place for teachers or administrators to pass on their own personal or political agendas.
Veterans deserve timely access to comprehensive health care, be allowed to choose their provider and/or specialist either within or outside the VA system. A voucher system could be developed, utilized to allow provider choice. We need to decrease wait times, improve health care outcomes, and seamlessly transition from service to civilian.
Our generations of Nebraska families have worked hard for what they have. We want Nebraska farmers to remain here through retirement, to encourage several generations to live here. We need to monitor and regulate out of state or corporate interest in our land and resources to keep ownership with Nebraskans. Government has no place in taking or encroaching upon land from private owners.
The benefits of youth
1. Building Self-Confidence to avoid peer pressure and make good decisions.
2. Developing Problem-Solving Skills to face challenges throughout their lives and help them overcome those challenges easier.
I have a desire to develop leadership skills in our rural youth. After all, they are the future of our rural lands.
Small businesses are the lifeblood of our rural towns. Unconstitutional vaccine mandates put up barriers to businesses during a time of delayed supplies and staff shortages. We must support local businesses. We must maintain limits on vaccine mandates.
We must support our Volunteer Fire and Rescue Personnel and Law Enforcement. We have to find balance between adequate training and realistic expectations to keep our Volunteer Fire and Rescue adequately staffed, otherwise departments will be too short staffed to go on call. Without first responders in our rural towns,
our towns die.
Connie grew up in Washington County. She currently lives in rural Stanton County. Connie knows the value of being a voice of rural Nebraska. She considers the impact of changes to rural Nebraska BEFORE they are made and fights to make our rural voices heard on a number of statewide committees. If elected, she would continue to fight for each of you as a representative of all of District 16.
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Childhood Hometown: Kennard, NE
Childhood Education: Arlington Public School
Family: Married Jeffrey G. Petersen (1996)
with 5 Children: Lucas (14), Riley (12),
Tate (10), Dagney (7) & Rand (4)
Current Hometown: Hoskins, NE
Current Profession: Clinical Psychologist
Nebraska Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
Northeast Nebraska Problem Solving Court
State of Nebraska Board of Psychology
State Probation Services Advisory Board
State Justice Behavioral Health Committee
4-H Leader/Co-leader for Springbranch 4-H Club
Born: April 14, 1977.
Childhood Residence: Kennard, NE.
Current Residence: Hoskins, NE
Arlington High School, 1995;
Wayne State College (Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Sociology), 1999;
Wichita State University (Master of Arts in Experimental Psychology) 2003; Wichita State University (Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology) 2007;
New Mexico State University (Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology) 2021