Pillen seeking new Nebraska state treasurer as Murante departs for NPERS

Applications due by end of the business day on Wednesday.
John Murante has stepped down as Nebraska State Treasurer to accept a position as Director of NPER.
Published: Aug. 22, 2023 at 4:14 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 31, 2023 at 10:45 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) - Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen is now tasked with appointing a new state treasurer.

John Murante is stepping down as Nebraska State Treasurer to accept a position as Director of the Nebraska Public Employees Retirement Systems, or NPERS.

“I appreciate Mr. Murante’s years of service as State Treasurer,” Pillen told 6 News in an email. “His experience, knowledge and commitment to public service made him a clear choice for this appointment.”

As far as finding a new person to take over as treasurer, Gov. Pillen’s office says the process has already begun.

“The process will start immediately to receive applications from those who demonstrate a strong commitment to serving in the Treasurer’s Office and are also committed to seeking re-election to that office,” Pillen said.

The individual appointed will serve as Nebraska State Treasurer through 2026, the end of Murante’s term, and will be up for re-election.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6. They can be submitted via the governor’s website or mailed to the following address: Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 94848, Lincoln, NE 68509-4848.