David Baria
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David Baria

Democrat

American politician

Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
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David Baria

American politician
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59
Years of Age
12
Years of Experience
MSResidence (state)

David Wayne Baria (born December 4, 1962) is an American politician, attorney, and former contractor. A trial lawyer by trade, Baria was a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives representing the 122nd district until the end of the 2019 legislative session. He also served as the House Minority Leader. Baria was a member of the Mississippi Senate before he was elected to the retiring J. P. Compretta's seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives. Baria was the Democratic nominee for the 2018 regular U.S. Senate election in Mississippi. Baria is the former chairman of the NCSL Gulf and Atlantic States Task Force. He is also a member of the National Conference of Environmental Legislators, Bay St. Louis Rotary Club, Leadership Hancock County, Mississippi Bar, and a fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation. The Board of United Policyholders, a national advocacy group for insureds, includes Baria on their board of directors. He was also chairman of the Hancock County Youth Court Task Force dedicated to combatting the foster care crisis in that area.

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Experience

Education

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University of Mississippi
JD
1987 - 1990
Cambridge University
Attended International Law
1989
University of Southern Mississippi
BS Criminal Justice
1981 - 1987
University of London
Attended Political Science
1984

Past Positions

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Representative
Mississippi State House of Representatives
2012 - 2020
Senator
Mississippi State Senate
2008 - 2012
Owner
Baria-Jones, Professional Limited Liability Company
2009 - Current
Chief Executive Officer
Rhino Construction, Limited Liability Company
2005 - Current
Attorney
Baria, Hankins and Stracenes
2002 - 2005

Other Experience

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Member
Christ Episcopal Church
Current
Member
Mississippi Bar Association
Fellow
Mississippi Bar Foundation
Member
Kiwanis Club
Member
Leadership Hancock County
Member
Bay Saint Louis Rotary Club
Chair
National Conference of State Legislatures Gulf and Atlantic States Task Force
Member
National Conference of Environmental Legislators
Former Member
Public Utilities Committee, Mississippi State House of Representatives
Former Member
Agriculture Committee, Mississippi State House of Representatives

Campaign Funding

2018
20
18
$780,791
Total Raised
$702,197
Total Spent
$79,594
Cash on Hand

Top Industries

Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics