Mr. Zorinsky, the child of Russian immigrants, was the first Jewish person elected to statewide office in Nebraska.
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Ms. Patach, the daughter of Czech immigrants, is a nurse, teacher, South Omaha advocate and environmentalist.
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Dorothy Eure, Lerlean Johnson
Ms. Eure and Ms. Johnson fought for civil rights for African Americans
and worked to integrate the Omaha Public Schools and bring African
American teachers to the District.
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