Next legislature could feature brother— sister act

When the 107th Legislature convenes next January, Nebraskans could see the first brother—sister act from the same family that gave us a father—daughter act, the Cavanaugh’s of Omaha.

Machaela Cavanaugh, elected to represent Omaha’s District 6 in 2018, could be joined by her brother John Cavanaugh if he wins the District 9 seat, which is being vacated by Sara Howard. Howard had succeeded her mother, Gwen, but has been term-limited.

Machaela and John are the children of John J. Cavanaugh III who served in the Nebraska Unicameral from 1972-1976 and then served one term in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1977-1981. He returned to Omaha and resumed his law practice. The younger Cavanaugh finished first in the May 12 primary ahead of Omaha School Board President Marque Snow by a reported vote of 3,459 to 2,896. The top two candidates in legislative races advance to the November election.


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