Senator Megan Hunt, Nebraska State Legislature

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Senator Megan Hunt is an entrepreneur, activist, and parent elected in 2018 to represent District 8 in the Nebraska Legislature. As a first term senator, she championed a vital update to the Nebraska state energy code, when few senators would, given that previous attempts had rarely moved out of committee. Through Senator Hunt’s efforts, this bill was skillfully shepherded through the legislative process, with no harmful amendments, gaining support and momentum. She was able to work with stakeholders of all political affiliations to have this bill pass three separate votes, per state requirement. Due to her leadership, LB 405 was signed by the governor May 8, 2019 and the 2018 IECC was adopted as the Nebraska state energy code. This update brought Nebraska’s state energy code to the 2018 IECC from the 2009 IECC, leading to a 30% - 35% increase in building energy efficiency across the state.

Senator Hunt has lived and worked in the Dundee area of Omaha for over 13 years. Her good work and impact have been featured Forbes, INC, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and numerous other publications. Megan is motivated by her goal of helping others translate their experiences into positive action and change in the real world.