Introducing Nathan Leach, voting rights field organizer

The Kearney native and passionate defender of the state's unicameral system is our point person for Greater Nebraska voting rights initiatives.

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Civic Nebraska welcomes Nathan Leach as our new voting rights field organizer for Greater Nebraska. The Kearney native and Bearcat alumnus began his new role on Aug. 1.

Nathan Leach

As Civic Nebraska’s point person in our statewide voting rights work, Nathan coordinates policy initiatives and organizes campaigns, individually as well as with fellow members of the Voting Rights Initiatives team. He also works on Civic Nebraska’s nonpartisan get-out-the-vote campaigns and Election Protection Programs across the state.

A 2015 graduate of Kearney High School, Nathan attended a semester at the University of Nebraska at Kearney before becoming a legislative page in the Arizona State Senate. He then joined organizers of a ballot initiative for nonpartisan/open primary elections in South Dakota. Following that campaign, Nathan enlisted in the Nebraska Army National Guard as a 27D Paralegal Specialist. He obtained a medical discharge in 2020.

Nathan is extraordinarily passionate about the Nebraska Legislature and its nonpartisan unicameral structure. In 2016, he founded the nonprofit organization Nonpartisan Nebraska, a group dedicated to keeping the Legislature nonpartisan. Nathan is the organization’s volunteer executive director.

“I’m excited to do my part to create a more modern and robust democracy for all Nebraskans,” Nathan said. “Our state has a remarkable asset in Civic Nebraska, and I’m thankful to be a part of it.”

In his free time, Nathan enjoys tuning into the Legislature when it’s in session, playing chess, and spending time with his many cousins. He works remotely from his home in Kearney and will be in our Grand Island HQ several times a week.

We’re so glad Nathan has joined our team! Please join us in welcoming him; he’s at nathan.leach@civicnebraska.org.

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