LINCOLN – Nebraska State Treasurer, John Murante will join 23 other selected officials to take part in the 2019 Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership program.
According to a release form the treasury office, the Rodel Fellowship identifies and brings together the nation’s most promising young political leaders to explore – among other topics – the relationship between individuals and their community, the responsibilities of public leadership and to sustain the vision of a political system based on thoughtful and civil bipartisan dialogue.
The Rodel Fellowship selects publicly elected officials between the ages of 25 and 50 to take part in the educational and leadership sessions. Former State Treasurer Shane Osborn participated in 2007 and recently elected Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird participated in 2016.
As a State Senator, Treasurer Murante served as the Chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures Elections and Redistricting Standing Committee and on the advisory committee to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
Other states and cities being represented with their state representative, mayor, attorney general, house of representative, governor, council member, state treasurer, comptroller, senator, lieutenant governor, secretary of state and assemblywoman are from South Carolina; San Francisco; Georgia; St. Paul, MN; Oklahoma; New Mexico; Minnesota; Jersey City; Phoenix; Dallas City; Wisconsin; Iowa; Washington; Texas; Maryland; Louisiana; Kentucky; Florida; California; Ohio; Miami; Nevada and Tennessee.
Other members of the Aspen Institute Rodel Fellowship class of 2019 are:
Beth Bernstein, South Carolina State Representative
London Breed, Mayor of San Francisco
Chris Carr, Georgia Attorney General
Melvin Carter, Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota
Jason Dunnington, Oklahoma State Representative
Brian Egolf, Speaker of the New Mexico House of Representatives
Peggy Flanagan, Minnesota Lieutenant Governor
Steven Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City
Kate Gallego, Mayor of Phoenix
Jennifer Staubach Gates, Dallas City Council member
Sarah Godlewski, Wisconsin State Treasurer
Adam Gregg, Iowa Lieutenant Governor
Cyrus Habib, Washington Lieutenant Governor
Glenn Hegar, Texas State Comptroller
Michael Hough, Maryland State Senator
Tanner Magee, Louisiana State Representative
David Meade, Speaker Pro Tem, Kentucky House of Representatives
Jeanette Nuñez, Florida Lieutenant Governor
Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State
Robert Sprague, Ohio State Treasurer
Francis Suarez, Mayor of Miami
Jill Tolles, Nevada Assemblywoman
Jeff Yarbro, Minority Leader of the Tennessee State Senate