Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante to Run for Re-election | Regional government

Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante on Monday announced he would seek re-election for a second four-year term.

Murante, a Republican, was first elected treasurer in 2018 while serving as Gretna state lawmaker.

“Every day, I am honored to work for the people of Nebraska and I am honored to have their support,” said Murante.

Murante highlighted his efforts to fight a federal proposal that would have allowed the IRS to collect banking information from the accounts of most Americans. He was also elected National President of the State Financial Officers Foundation, a national association of state treasurers and auditors.

As state treasurer, Murante lobbied for legislation to establish financial literacy classes in elementary and secondary schools in Nebraska. His office also helped create and run a first-of-its-kind Financial Wellness webinar series for public sector employees.

Murante was a strong supporter of the state’s new Meadowlark program, which enrolls all children born in Nebraska on or after January 1, 2020, in the state’s tax-advantaged college savings plan. He also negotiated the largest fee reduction in the history of this program.

No other candidate has announced his intention to run as treasurer.

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