Tom Briese will become new State Treasurer

State Sen. Tom Briese
On Thursday, Sept. 14, Governor Jim Pillen announced his appointment of Senator Tom Briese of Albion as State Treasurer.
Briese was selected from among 10 candidates. He will assume the duties of the office on Nov. 1. He will complete the remaining term of John Murante, who will become director of the Nebraska Public Employees Retirement Systems (NPERS).
“Sen. Briese has the respect of his peers and has been a great representative for District 41 in the Legislature,” said Gov. Pillen. “He’s a proven leader on tax policy reform, which will serve him well in his new role as treasurer.”
Briese was raised in Albion, and is a fourth-generation family farmer. He was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 2016 and re-elected in 2020. Briese has a degree in agricultural economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a juris doctor degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law.
“I am honored to be selected by Gov. Pillen to serve Nebraskans as treasurer,” said Sen. Briese. “I have truly enjoyed my time in the Legislature and am proud of the accomplishments achieved during my tenure, as well as the relationships that were forged. I look forward to this new opportunity and continuing to serve the people of our great state.”
Murante will complete his tenure as treasurer on Sept. 18. Based on state statute, the powers of the State Treasurer’s office will transfer to Gov. Pillen until Nov. 1, when Briese takes office. During the transition, Assistant State Treasurer Rachel Biar will manage day-to-day operations of the office.
Information concerning the selection process to fill the impending vacancy for District 41 will be provided at a later date.