Heath Mello

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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, NE
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 since 2009. In the 2013-2014 session, Mello is a nonvoting member ex officio of the Executive Board.

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Mello is a graduate of Graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.A. in political science), 2002. Prior to his election to the Nebraska Legislature, Senator Mello worked as the senior aide to United States Senator Ben Nelson. [1]

Mello has professional experience as a coordinator for the Metro Community College Foundation.

Mello is currently involved with a number of organizations, including Knights of Columbus, Q Merchants Association, Saint Thomas More Parish, South Omaha Business Association, South Omaha Development Project, and the South Omaha Optimists.

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 these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mello served on these 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

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Nebraska State Senate District 5
2009–present
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