John Murante

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John Murante
Treasurer of Nebraska
Assumed office
January 9, 2019
GovernorPete Ricketts
Preceded byDon Stenberg
Member of the Nebraska Legislature
from the 49th district
In office
January 9, 2013 – January 9, 2019
Preceded byLeRoy J. Louden
Succeeded byAndrew La Grone
Personal details
Born (1982-02-06) February 6, 1982 (age 37)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Nebraska, Lincoln (BA)
WebsiteCampaign website

John Murante (born February 6, 1982 in Omaha, Nebraska)[1] is an American politician from Gretna, Nebraska who has been serving as the Nebraska state treasurer since January 2019. He previously served as a Nebraska state senator in the unicameral Nebraska Legislature representing District 49;[2] the legislature itself is non-partisan.

Education[edit]

Murante earned his bachelor's degree from University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Elections[edit]

When Senator LeRoy J. Louden retired and left the District 49 seat open, Murante placed first in the May 15, 2012 primary election with 2,359 votes,[3] and won the November 6, 2012 general election with 8,508 votes against Frank Wellenstein.[4]

Murante ran for Treasurer of Nebraska in 2018.[5] He defeated Taylor Royal in the Republican primary, and ran unopposed in the general election.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sen. John Murante". Lincoln, Nebraska: Nebraska Legislature. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  2. ^ "Senator John Murante's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  3. ^ Gale, John A. "Primary Election May 15, 2012" (PDF). Lincoln, Nebraska: Secretary of State of Nebraska. p. 36. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  4. ^ Gale, John A. "Official Results of Nebraska General Election November 6, 2012" (PDF). Lincoln, Nebraska: Secretary of State of Nebraska. p. 15. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  5. ^ Nohr, Emily (July 25, 2017). "John Murante announces bid for state treasurer, says Nebraska needs conservative leadership". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Support of prominent Republicans carries Murante to victory over Royal in state treasurer's race". Scottsbluff Star-Herald. BH News Service. May 16, 2018. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  7. ^ "Election 2018: GOP sweeps Nebraska's top races; Lincoln voters term-limit Beutler; Medicaid expansion wins". Lincoln Journal Star. November 7, 2018. Retrieved July 28, 2019.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Don Stenberg
Treasurer of Nebraska
2019–present
Incumbent