Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2016
Born Lou Ann Lovitt, Sept. 16, 1955, in Beatrice.
Education: Graduate of Lewiston High School, Lewiston Consolidated Schools, 1973.
Family: Married Kevin B. Linehan, Aug. 23, 1980; four children: Patrick B., Katie M., Meghan L. and Shannon P. Seim.
Former: Deputy principle officer, pillar director, deputy team leader, deputy assistant secretary, U.S. Department of State; chief of staff to U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel.
Member: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Honors and awards: 2014 Distinguished Honoree, Women’s Center for Advancement – Omaha; U.S. Department of State Superior Honor Award 2002 and 2012, Meritorious Award, 2010; 1989 Chairman’s Award, Douglas County Republican Party; Lewiston Consolidated Schools Hall of Fame, Class of 1973.