One of the more prominent local figures among Democrats in Nebraska has passed away.
Anne Boyle, who had significant tenure as the Nebraska Public Service Commissioner, has died at the age of 75.
Nebraska Political Fixture
Boyle is well-known in local circles for her dedication to the party. She served as the Nebraska public service commissioner for almost two decades.
She also served as the leader of the state Democrat Party for several years.
Politics was something that always played a prominent role in Boyle’s life. In fact, she first volunteered to work on a political campaign at the ripe old age of 11.
Her husband, Mike, is also politically active in the community, and was the mayor of Omaha.
He currently serves as a Douglas County board member.
As one would expect, Boyle’s community and colleagues had nothing but nice things to say about her.
U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer (R) was one of the first to express her appreciation for Boyle as a person and politician.
Fischer specifically lauded work done by Boyle on telecommunication issues during her tenure as commissioner.
Tom Monaghan, a former U.S. attorney, also praised Boyle, saying that she was the “soul” of the Democrat Party in Nebraska.
She certainly will be missed.