Omaha, NE - The Nebraska League of Conservation Voters (NLCV) announced today it is endorsing Senator Heath Mello for Mayor of Omaha.
NLCV is led by a broad coalition of Nebraskans who aim to protect our natural resources and ensure that we have a just, secure, and prosperous future.
NLCV’s Executive Director, Eliot Bostar, said Mello earned the organization’s endorsement because, “Senator Mello was instrumental as a key leader in the Nebraska Legislature in passing common-sense legislation that helps protect both our financial and natural resources.”
“Heath Mello is the only candidate running for Mayor who has a track record of assembling widespread, bipartisan support for conservation and sustainability initiatives that benefit Omahans. As State Senator, his bills to improve recycling, support local clean energy initiatives, address water conservation and create new green jobs passed with nearly unanimous support because of his style of leadership,” said Bostar.
Every year, the Nebraska League of Conservation Voters publishes a Scorecard to evaluate Nebraska’s State Senators’ votes on conservation-related bills. Mello has received a lifetime score of 100% from the Nebraska League of Conservation Voters, and was recognized as NLCV’s 2016 Conservation Champion.
“I’m truly honored to receive the endorsement of the Nebraska League of Conservation Voters in my mayoral campaign to build the Omaha of the future,” Mello said. “As Mayor, I would take the same commitment I had in the Legislature to City Hall in developing Omaha’s first climate action plan and upgrading our neighborhoods through my Property Assessed Clean Energy financing law we passed last year” said Mello.
“Omaha is a growing city and will face many challenges in the years ahead, especially when it comes to resource management. NLCV endorses Heath Mello because Omaha needs a Mayor who will unite the city around policies that protect our resources for future generations. Heath Mello is the future-focused public servant who has a proven record of prioritizing sustainability and broadening prosperity for Omahans,” said Bostar.