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Heath Mello's Biography

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Full Name:

Heath Mello




Wife: Catherine; 1 Child: Angelina

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Omaha, NE

Home City:

South Omaha, NE


Roman Catholic

BA, Political Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1997-2002

Former Senator, Nebraska State Legislature, 2008-2016

Member, Agriculture and Energy Committee, National Conference of State Legislators

Former Chair, Appropriations Committee, Nebraska State Legislature

Member, Budget and Revenue Committee, National Conference of State Legislators

Member, Economic Development Committee, Midwest Legislative Conference

Member, Energy Committee, Midwest Legislative Conference

Member, Executive Board, Nebraska State Legislature

Member, Executive Committee, Midwest Legislative Conference

Member, Labor and Economic Development Committee, National Conference for State Legislators

Member, Legislative Planning Committee, Nebraska State Senate

Member, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators

Former Member, Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee, Nebraska State Legislature

Member, South Omaha Environmental Task Force

Coordinator, Metro Community College Foundation, 2007-present

Former Assistant Coordinator, Nebraska Community Improvement Program

Senior Aide, United States Senator Ben Nelson, 2006-2007

Member, Bellevue Community Police Foundation

Member, Business Association, South Omaha, Nebraska

Member, Development Project, South Omaha, Nebraska

Member, Knights of Columbus

Member, One World Community Health Center

Member, Optimists, South Omaha, Nebraska

Member, Q Merchants Association

Member, Saint Thomas More Parish

Board Member, South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance

Member, Young Elected Officials Network


Nebraska Historical Society "Champion of Nebraska History" Award (2013)
American Swiss Foundation Young Leaders Conference (2012)
German Marshall Fund "Marshall Memorial Fellow" (2011)
The ARC of Nebraska's "Harold Sieck Public Official of the Year" (2011)
AIA - Nebraska Legislator of the Year (2010)

Date of Wedding Anniversary:

May 22, 2010

Favorite Book:

The Survivor,
The Radical Center,
The World is Flat, the Bible,
The Schools our Children Deserve,
Robert Kennedy,
All Politics is Local

Favorite Movie:

Shawshank Redemption, Rocky, The Godfather I & II, Crash, Jerry Maguire

Favorite Musician:

Bruce Springsteen, U2, Ray Lamontagne, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, John Mellencamp, Pearl Jam, Death Cab for Cutie, Radiohead, The Black Keys

Favorite Quote:

"The sharpest criticism often goes hand in hand with the deepest idealism and love of country." -- Robert F. Kennedy

Favorite TV Shows:

Mad Men, The Office, The West Wing, 30 Rock, Sportscenter, Studio 60, Brick City

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Sports, Trivia games, Reading, Listening to music

Pets (include names):

Dog: Mabel