Candidate Assessment: Barger, William ‘Russ’ (R)

NAGO Assessment:

1. Must be Peaceful, Respectful and Fully Law Abiding (#1 Rule of NAGO) – Not to be confused with complying to tyrannical or overreaching law. 

2. Supports and Participates in NAGO Calls to Action 
PASS. Barger has been a long time supporter of NAGO Calls to Action.

3. Supports Individual Freedoms 
PASS. Barger is not only a supporter of individual freedoms but also a leader of efforts to restore individual freedoms and parental rights in public schools.

4. Supports and Participates with Liberty Minded NE Grassroots Efforts – Team Player 
PASS. Barger and his grassroots group local to Lincoln NE have worked hand in hand with many other Liberty-Minded grassroots groups in order to end the medical mandates in the state of Nebraska.

5. Attends Local Meetings 
PASS. Barger has attended a wide variety of local meetings and events. He and his wife have regularly attended public hearings to provide supporting testimony in favor of preserving our liberty and halting government overreach.

6. Presents a Sense of Patriotism 
PASS. Anyone who takes the time to strike up conversation with Russ Barger knows the man has a deep respect for our country and an understanding of the measures needed to restore our country to the values intended by our founding documents.

7. Outspoken/Well-spoken on Inalienable Rights 
PASS. While Barger has not always been the first to run up on stage and grab a microphone, when it comes time for Russ to share about our inalienable rights there are few who know the law as well as he.

8. Doesn’t Cater to False Narratives 
PASS. Barger has demonstrated a solid grasp of the reality our country faces if we continue down the path that weak conservatives and malicious democrats have led to. There is no doubt he has the burning desire to correct these false narratives and determination to restore law & order to our state and country.

9. Acts/Serves/Talks/Promises in the Best Interest of Others – Type of Leader 
PASS. Barger has always been a man of action! When our many groups were organizing to pressure our government to answer the call for a special session to address medical mandates, Barger and his team were crucial in contacting our civil servants and setting up a meeting with Governor Ricketts to discuss how Nebraskans were being affected.

10. Prior Involvement/Achievements in Liberty Minded Efforts or Government
Barger has been a practicing lawyer in he State of Nebraska and an active participant in Liberty- minded efforts that led to one of the largest medical freedom rallies the state has ever seen.

SCORE: 10/10

Summary of Candidate

William ‘Russ’ Barger has been a strong advocate for individual freedoms and the restoration of our founding documents as intended. Barger would make a phenomenal state legislator and we look forward to continuing our work for years to come!

Pertinent Evidence & Observations

Meeting with Governor Ricketts to discuss a Call for a Special Session to address medical mandates; Russ Barger pictured far right.

***Updates may occur in the future.

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