Writes the Lincoln JournalStar:
A political scientist who has taught American government classes at Southeast Community College and other institutions, Ebke was elected to the Legislature in November and is the student now.
"It's a learning experience," she said during an interview in her Capitol office.
"I thought I was pretty savvy, but now I can see what goes on behind the scenes. It's very interesting, and I enjoy the gamesmanship."
Twelve years on the local school board was good experience, Ebke said, but it "did not really prepare me for the give and take" of the Legislature or the fact that "people actually are interested in what we're doing."
On a recent weekend, the Crete senator's email box filled with 150 messages from Friday night to midafternoon on Sunday. About 10 percent came from within her legislative district.
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For more background information and a more comprehensive portrait of Senator Laura Ebke, read For Ebke, public service runs in the family.
See also Senator Ebke - First Speech on the Floor.