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T. Ross Barnhardt

Governmental Affairs Advisor

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Ross Barnhardt is a Governmental Affairs Advisor based in Raleigh, North Carolina. As part of Nexsen Pruet's North Carolina Public Policy & Governmental Affairs team, he is a regular at the North Carolina General Assembly where he provides a number of services to firm clients, including:

  • Legislative advocacy
  • Public policy formulation
  • Government relations
  • Legislation drafting

Prior to joining the firm, Ross worked in the North Carolina General Assembly as a Research and Legislative Assistant to Senator Brent Jackson, Appropriations Chairman. Ross was responsible for managing the Senator's legislative/policy agenda, helping to craft policy provisions for sub-areas of the State Budget and staffing the Program Evaluation Committee, which included developing the Committee Work Plan and drafting legislation to implement Committee findings. He was also the lead staffer for the state's annual Farm Act and numerous agriculture related committees. 



North Carolina State University, B.A. - Psychology & Political Science, 2014

Civic & Professional Memberships
  • Subcommittee to the Food Science Innovation Advisory Committee
    • Appointee, 2017-2018
  • North Carolina Museum of History Associates
    • Member
  • Graduate, John Locke Foundation's NC Capitol Leaders, 2017 - Inaugural Class
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When he's not at work, Ross enjoys weightlifting and fishing.