Burke Harr

Burke Harr DEMDemocrat

American politician in Nebraska (born 1971)

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Burke HarrDEMDemocrat American politician in Nebraska (born 1971)
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Burke Harr (born October 13, 1971) is a politician from the U.S. state of Nebraska. Harr was a member of the Nebraska Legislature, in which he represented the 8th legislative district in Omaha, consisting of the midtown neighborhoods of Dundee and Benson and the neighborhoods that surround Creighton Preparatory School. Harr was barred from reelection in 2018 due to term limits. Harr was born in Illinois. He grew up in Omaha, where he graduated from Creighton Preparatory School in 1990; he then attended the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. He subsequently studied law at the University of Notre Dame. He returned to Omaha for a clerkship with the Nebraska Court of Appeals, then worked as a Douglas County prosecutor, practiced real-estate law, and co-founded a business consulting firm.In 2010, incumbent legislator Tom White declined to run for re-election, instead running for the position of U.S. Representative. In the nonpartisan primary election, Harr won 41% of the vote; businessman John Comstock won 31%; and Richard Ream won 28%.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Notre Dame Law School
JD
1998
University of Saint Thomas
BA
1994
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Assembly Member
Nebraska State Legislature
2011 - 2019
Partner
Bradford and Coenen, Limited Liability Company
Current
Former Attorney
Douglas County Attorneys Office
Former Attorney
Kutak Rock, Limited Liability Partnership
Clerk
judicial clerk on the Nebraska Court of Appeals
Founding Partner
Flatwater Strategies, Limited Liability Company
Other Experience1 - 12 of 12
Volunteer
Jesuit Volunteer Corp
1995
Worked for
Peninsula Family Resource Center, an agency of Catholic Charities of San Francisco.
1995
Member
Ancient Order of Hibernians
President
Project Harmony’s Service League
Board Member
Creighton Baseball Hilltoppers
Parishioner
Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
Former Chair
Business and Labor Committee, Nebraska State Legislature
Former Member
General Affairs Committee, Nebraska State Legislature
Former Member
Rules Committee, Nebraska State Legislature
Former Member
Revenue Committee, Missouri State Legislature
Former Member
Committees Committee, Nebraska State Legislature
Former Member
Agriculture Committee, Nebraska State Legislature