John Murante

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

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 38)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Nebraska, Lincoln (BA)
WebsiteCampaign website


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


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]

In September 2019, Murante helped open a satellite Treasurer's Office in Omaha to provide a location for residents to file unclaimed property claims and access other services provided by the department.[7]


  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.
    - "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.
  7. ^ Bureau, Paul Hammel World-Herald. "Murante says new State Treasurer's Office in Omaha will open to the public Feb. 3". Retrieved February 21, 2020.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Don Stenberg
Treasurer of Nebraska