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WHO WE ARE

FEDS FOR FREEDOM is the premier 501(c)3 organization representing thousands of federal employees and contractors who have put their careers on the line to stand up for freedom and the rights of all Americans, and we have enjoyed significant legal success in the process.

Our mission is to build and work with a broad coalition of stakeholders, advocate and litigate for constitutional rights, and reform the federal service to be more accountable, transparent, and representative of the values of the American people.  

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FEDS FOR FREEDOM BOARD

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President, Co-Founder & Board Member

MARCUS THORNTON

Marcus has been a Political Officer with the Department of State since 2016. He previously served as a Border Patrol agent and in other capacities with the Department of Homeland Security from 2007 to 2016.  Marcus has over 1000 mission-flight hours as a crewmember with DHS and as a Major in the United States Air Force Auxiliary. He speaks three foreign languages and including two critical-needs languages. Marcus is the recipient of three Meritorious Honor Awards for his recent work defending human rights, rescuing victims of human trafficking and religious persecution, and advancing national security issues.

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Co-Founder & Board Member

BRIAN C. LOMBARDI

Brian has been with the Department of Homeland Security since 2010.  He started as a Border Patrol Agent at the Lordsburg, NM station and served there until his transfer to the Office of Field Operations in 2014.  He is now a CBP Officer at the Port of Las Vegas where he has been the recipient of five Joint Award Commission Awards and several Special Recognition Spotlights including a $1.3 million counterfeit goods seizure and multiple actions which led to international criminal investigations.  He has worked in the Admissibility Review Unit since 2015, where his efforts have contributed to an increase of over 1000% in the number of cases.

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Vice President, Co-Founder & Board Member

JAMES E. ERDMAN

James began his federal service in the military with 2/75 Ranger Bn. Following active duty, he served in the 1/162 light infantry national guard unit while finishing a bachelor’s in biochemistry at Western Oregon University. Shortly after enrolling in a graduate biochemistry program at Oregon State, he was reactivated after 9/11.  He worked in the private sector in biotech and bioinformatics for 6 years before resuming federal government service with the Department of State regionally in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East–James speaks Mandarin and Arabic.

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Treasurer

MELISSA BRUCKNER

Melissa has worked at the Social Security Administration since 2005 and has more than 8 years of senior leadership experience. She has received multiple awards for exemplary service including commissioner and deputy commissioner awards for her work in combatting fraud in the disability program and her efforts to reconstitute the agency’s disability operation in Puerto Rico after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. Melissa holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Yeshiva University and a law degree from New York Law School. 

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Board Member

RON SEVERSON

Ron supports our Navy, having provided installation guidance and readiness to surface ships in multiple locations through his work within NAVSEA since 2008. He has supported modernization of ships, including cruisers, destroyers, carriers, and amphibs, to enable them with capabilities to help our Fleet to cooperatively work as a single distributed fighting force. Drawing from the spirit of service of those who serve aboard our ships, he has sought ways to serve. He has been constructively advocating for liberty, has been at many sidewalk gatherings throughout California to promote awareness of medical freedom, and finds opportunity to serve now with growth of Feds for Freedom. Ron holds a bachelor's degree in Physics from Fresno State, where he studied the immutable laws of nature and the mathematical relationships of our Creator's design. He holds interests in aviation, censorship resistant networks, and being free to choose.

Feds for Freedom is a private nonprofit organization that is not associated with the federal government, and the federal government does not endorse Feds for Freedom in any way. Participation by the Board Members in Feds for Freedom is not related to performance of their official duties.

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