is the former Democratic Auditor
of Public Accounts of Nebraska
. She was first elected in November 1998. She was reelected in 2002, however she was defeated in her attempt for a third term in 2006.
Political career and party switch
Witek began her career as a Republican
, winning election to the nonpartisan unicameral Nebraska Legislature
in November 1992 from District 31 in southwestern Omaha
. She was reelected in 1996, and resigned from her seat in the legislature upon her swearing-in as Nebraska State Auditor in January 1999.
Republican Witek decided to switch parties in August 2006, citing concerns about a Republican Party that, in her own words, "...was only looking at controlling all the offices instead of looking at resolving all the problems challenging this state."
Witek had initially decided to forgo reelection in 2006, but after she switched parties the Nebraska Democratic Party
nominated her as their candidate for Auditor at their State Convention in Grand Island, Nebraska
Kate Witek has been married to Charles Witek for 30+ years.
- Walton, Don. "Witek leaves GOP". Lincoln Journal Star. August 18, 2006.