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Mello won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Nebraska State Senate elections, 2012|Nebraska State Senate]] District 5.  Mello was unopposed in the May 15 primary election and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/2012/pdf/Candidate%20List.pdf ''Nebraska Secretary of State'', "Statewide Candidate List," September 21, 2012. Accessed February 14, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://electionresults.sos.ne.gov/resultsSW.aspx?text=Race&type=LD&map=DIST Nebraska Secretary of State - Unofficial 2012 Primary Results]</ref>
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Mello won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Nebraska State Senate elections, 2012|Nebraska State Senate]] District 5.  Mello was unopposed in the May 15 primary election and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/2012/pdf/Candidate%20List.pdf ''Nebraska Secretary of State'', "Statewide Candidate List," September 21, 2012. Accessed February 14, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://electionresults.sos.ne.gov/resultsSW.aspx?text=Race&type=LD&map=DIST ''Nebraska Secretary of State,'' "Unofficial 2012 Primary Results," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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Heath Mello
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Nebraska State Senate, District 5
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 4, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyNon-partisan
Compensation
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$123/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska, Lincoln
Personal
BirthdayAugust 2, 1979
Place of birthOmaha, Nebraska
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
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CandidateVerification
Heath Mello (b. August 2, 1979) is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. In the 2013-2014 session, Mello is a nonvoting member ex officio of the Executive Board.

Prior to his election to the Nebraska Legislature, Mello worked as the senior aide to United States Senator Ben Nelson.

Biography

Mello earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2002. His professional experience includes working as a coordinator for the Metro Community College Foundation.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Mello served on the following committees:

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Chair
Nebraska Retirement Systems

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mello served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mello served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2012

Mello won re-election in the 2012 election for Nebraska State Senate District 5. Mello was unopposed in the May 15 primary election and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Mello won election to the 5th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Rebecca Barrientos-Patlan.[4]

Nebraska State Senate, District 5 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Heath Mello 7,041
Rebecca Barrientos-Patlan 3,460

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mello is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Mello raised a total of $292,837 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 21, 2013.[5]

Heath Mello's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 5 Won $123,758
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 5 Not up for election $93,846
2008 Nebraska State Senate, District 5 Won $75,233
Grand Total Raised $292,837

2012

Mello won re-election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Mello raised a total of $123,758.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Heath Mello's campaign in 2012
Fire Fighters$5,000
Nebraska Realtors Association$5,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 16$3,100
Eletech, Inc.$3,000
Nebraska State Education Association$2,706
Total Raised in 2012$123,758
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Mello was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Mello raised a total of $93,846.

2008

Mello won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Mello raised a total of $75,233.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Heath Mello's campaign in 2012
Nebraska Bankers Association$2,500
Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry$2,000
Steamfitters and Plumbers Local 464$2,000
Nebraska Leadership PAC$2,000
Carpenters District Council of Kansas City and Vicinity$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$75,233
Source:Follow the Money

Issues

Arena board records

In January 2014, Mello supported legislation that would open the records of the Metropolitan and Convention Authority (MECA), an Omaha arena board that runs several convention centers, including a ballpark and civil auditorium. For a decade, MECA has not had to comply with Nebraska public records law. Mello is one of 11 Omaha-area legislators who supports such legislation. He stated in an interview that the bill would not hurt MECA's ability to secure concerts, conventions, and other events for itself in competition with other cities, since the bill would ensure that "confidential information…is protected."[6]

Personal

Mello is married to Catherine Leo. He has been involved with the Knights of Columbus, Q Merchants Association, South Omaha Business Association, South Omaha Development Project, and the South Omaha Optimists.[1]

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