Former state Sen. Arlene Nelson of Grand Island has been named to the Nebraska Democratic Party's Hall of Fame.
The Grand Island Independent reports that Nelson received the honor during the Morrison Exon Dinner in LaVista last weekend.
Nelson represented the 35th District from 1985 to 1993, serving on the Judiciary, Education and Agriculture committees.
While in office, she helped craft legislation that created College Park, a consortium of postsecondary educational institutions based in Grand Island. She also chaired the state retirement system committee.