The Rick Hogaboam for Nampa City Council campaign has added a member to its advisory board. These members serve to provide input in disciplines of expertise that help broaden understanding of topics/issues that either concern or may concern the city of Nampa.
Jeffery Ventrella, JD, Ph.D., serves as Senior Counsel and Senior Vice-President for Alliance Defending Freedom*, which assists in counsel and defense of religious liberty cases. He also serves as a research fellow and member of an ad hoc graduate thesis committee for the Department of Philosophy and Constitutional Law at the University of the Free State, South Africa. He is also a distinguished fellow of law and culture for the Center for Cultural Leadership and a fellow with the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity. In 2014, TruthXchange appointed him senior fellow. As an approved speaker for The Federalist Society, he serves as appointed member of the society’s executive committee—guiding its Religious Practice Group. He has practiced law since 1985 and is a member of the state bar of Idaho. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He’s a highly sought after lecturer and speaker regarding matters of law, religious liberty, and political philosophy.
Hogaboam, “Dr. Ventrella has been a trusted source for these past years when trying to navigate through the ever-growing complexity of religious liberty and the 1st Amendment. I’ve long admired the courageous work of Alliance Defending Freedom, and Dr. Ventrella’s personal involvement in defending the foundational amendment for America is invaluable for any emerging concerns at the local level of our shared civic life. His expertise is vast.”
*To be clear, Alliance Defending Freedom is not serving as an advisor. The noted association is intended to solely provide context for Dr. Ventrella’s work on the issue of religious liberty, which is the particular area of expertise that Rick Hogaboam finds beneficial.