LINCOLN, NEB. – John Murante of Gretna has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by NEFB-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Murante is seeking election to serve as Nebraska’s State Treasurer.
“During his tenure in the Legislature John demonstrated a commitment to Nebraskans by prioritizing tax relief and government reform. He is a proven leader and brought those skills to the table in Chairing the Legislature’s Government Committee. We are proud to offer our support for John as he seeks the office of State Treasurer,” said Mark McHargue of Central City, chairman of NEFB-PAC and first vice president of Nebraska Farm Bureau.
According to McHargue, Murante played an important role in helping shepherd a Nebraska Farm Bureau backed bill through the Legislature to close a loophole to help limit the growth of property taxes.
“John was extremely helpful in securing the passage of LB 1000, a bill that helps ensure Nebraska taxpayers have a say in tax increases by requiring a public vote to approve or deny bond measures under the Nebraska Public Facilities Construction and Finance Act. John is committed to supporting Nebraska taxpayers and proven it time and again, including successful efforts in the Legislature to reduce unnecessary boards and commissions,” said McHargue.
Nebraska Farm Bureau’s “Friend of Agriculture” designation is given to selected candidates for public office based on their commitment to and positions on agricultural issues, qualifications, previous experience, communication abilities, and their ability to represent their district.
The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service and advocacy efforts. More than 61,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit www.nefb.org.