Rick W. Nagel

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Rick Nagel graduated from the University of North Carolina and Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. Nagel worked in law enforcement for seven years. Rick has worked in a variety of jobs related to government and is currently the President of Capitol Government Affairs, a public policy consulting firm [1, 4]. 

Key Issues


Nagel supports structuring tax systems to be more favorable to the people most in need. Furthermore, Nagel advocates for responsible spending of the city’s budget. Nagel supports policies to promote economic growth and measures to bring high-paying jobs to Harrisonburg [1, 3].


Nagel advocates for an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) education. Furthermore, Nagel supports funding school resource officers. Nagel believes parents have a right to know what their child is learning and to transparency on the school’s end [1, 2, 3].


Nagel believes in measures to improve energy efficiency [1, 2, 3].

Gun Policy

Nagel is against gun control and believes it is not effective [5].


Nagel believes housing, whether rented or bought, should be affordable for everyone [1, 2, 3].


Nagel supports measures to help with immigration integration into Harrisonburg [1, 2, 3].

Law Enforcement

Nagel supports fully staffing police and supporting drug and gang task forces [1, 3]. He is pro-cash bail [5].


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1 Rick for City Council
3 Daily News-Record
4 LinkedIn
5 Twitter