RG5635.AM: DiAnna Schimek, 1940-
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.: State senator
Size: 49.0 cu.ft.; 49 boxes
Born in Holdrege, Nebraska, DiAnna Schimek graduated from Alma High School in 1958. She attended Colorado Woman's College from 1958-1960, receiving an associate arts degree majoring in business. She then attended the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and finally Kearney State College where she received a bachelor's degree in education. She worked as a realtor and a teacher before being elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 1988. Representing the 27th Nebraska legislative district, Schimek ran for and won re-election in 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004. She left office in January of 2009 due to term limits.
Throughout her twenty year legislative career, Schimek served on various committees including the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs committee, the Urban Affairs committee, and the Business and Labor committee. Some of her legislative priorities focused on election law, children and families, and health care. Schimek also served on various national boards and committees including the Advisory Board on Voter Participation for the Center for Policy Alternatives, the National Conference of State Legislatures' Reapportionment Task Force, and the National Conference of State Legislatures' Health and Human Services Committee. She also served on the Democratic National Committee from 1976-1988.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection consists of 49 boxes of legislative papers of DiAnna Schimek. The collection is arranged in three series: 1) Correspondence; 2) Legislative Bill files; and 3) Special Subjects. The collection is arranged as it was received from Senator Schimek's office. The materials in the collection date from 1989-2008.
Series 1 - Correspondence
- 1990-2001, pt. 1
- 1990-2001, pt. 2
- 1990-2001, pt. 3
- 2002, 2004
Series 2 - Legislative Bill files
Series 3 - Special Subjects
- Issues, pt. 1
- Issues, pt. 2
- Issues, pt. 3
- Issues, pt. 4
- Gender & Minority Equity Task Force, 1997-1998
- Midwest Legislative Conference, 2001
- Performance Audit, 2007-2008
- Council of State Governments, 2008
Old backup computer files
Legislation -- Nebraska
Legislature -- Nebraska
Nebraska -- Politics and government
Nebraska. Legislature, 1988-2008
Schimek, DiAnna, 1940-
Encoded TMM 01-25-2011
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