Vern Barrett

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Vern Barrett
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Candidate for
Nebraska State Senate District 23
Master'sPenn State University
Ph.D.Penn State University
Place of birthPennsylvania
ProfessionRetired university professor
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Vern Barrett was a 2012 candidate for District 23 of the Nebraska Unicameral.

Barrett earned his master's and doctoral degrees from Penn State. His professional experience includes working as a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, high school agriculture teacher, and adult farmer instructor. He has also worked in farm and construction work.


Campaign themes


On his website, Barrett lists his "Basic Values & Beliefs:"[1]

  • Truth and Integrity
  • Fiscal Conservative
  • Pro-Life, Strong Families Matter
  • Rural communities are the Strength of Our Country
  • Active Citizen Involvement in Government is Essential
  • Support of Servant Leadership



See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2012

Barrett ran for election in the 2012 election for Nebraska State Senate District 23. Barrett advanced past the May 15 primary election and was defeated by Jerry Johnson in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Nebraska State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Johnson 53.7% 8,032
     Nonpartisan Vern Barrett 46.3% 6,934
Total Votes 14,966
Nebraska State Senate District 23 Nonpartisan Primary Nonpartisan Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Johnson 49.1% 3,323
Green check mark transparent.pngVern Barrett 38.7% 2,618
John Jack Pokorny 12.3% 830
Total Votes 6,771


Barrett and his wife, Nancy, have six children. They have hosted seven foreign exchange students.

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