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John BarrassoREPRepublican United States Senator
70
Years of Age
20
Years of Experience
WYResidence (state)

John Anthony Barrasso III (bə-RAH-soh; born July 21, 1952) is an American physician and politician serving as the senior United States senator from Wyoming, a seat he has held since 2007. A member of the Republican Party, he served in the Wyoming State Senate from 2003 to 2007. Born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, Barrasso graduated from Georgetown University, where he received his B.S. and M.D. He conducted his medical residency at Yale University before moving to Wyoming and beginning a private orthopedics practice in Casper. Barrasso was active in various medical societies and associations. Barrasso first ran for U.S. Senate in 1996, narrowly losing the Republican primary to Mike Enzi. In 2002, he was elected to the state Senate, where he stayed until his appointment to the U.S. Senate after the 2007 death of incumbent Craig L. Thomas. He was elected to finish Thomas's term in 2008 and reelected in 2012 and 2018. In 2018, Barrasso was selected as chair of the Senate Republican Conference. He is the dean of Wyoming's congressional delegation.

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Campaign Funding

20
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$7,380,997
Total Raised
$6,042,386
Total Spent
$3,957,773
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Securities & Investment$539,116
98%
Oil & Gas$533,950
94%
Health Professionals$510,925
69%
Leadership PACs$377,900
65%
Lobbyists$353,366
59%
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$319,850
58%
Electric Utilities$317,400
42%
Lawyers/Law Firms$227,450
41%
Insurance$225,300
39%
Real Estate$210,150
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education4 - 4 of 2
Georgetown University
MD
1978
Georgetown University
BS
1974
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
Chair
Republican Conference, United States Senate
2019 - Current
Majority Policy Committee Chair
United States Senate
2015 - 2019
Minority Policy Committee Chair
United States Senate
2015
Senator
United States Senate, Wyoming
2006 - Current
Senator
Wyoming State Senate
2002 - 2006
Orthopedic Surgeon
Casper Orthopedic Associates
1983 - 2007
Chief of Staff
Wyoming Medical Center
Medical Director
Wyoming Health Fairs
Former Resident
Yale Medical School
Other Experience1 - 20 of 20
President
National Association of Physician Broadcasters
1988 - 1989
Former President
Wyoming Medical Society
Local Host
Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon
Member
Council on Ethics and Judicial Affairs, American Medical Association
Member
Board of Directors, A Presidential Classroom for Young Americans
Surgeon
Wyoming State Fair Association
Surgeon
Wyoming Rodeo Association
Chair
Senate Western Caucus, present
Chair
Senate Republican Policy Committee, present
Former Vice Chair
Minority Conference
Former Chair
Environment and Public Works Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Water and Power, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, United States Senate
Former Member
Africa and Global Health Policy Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on National Parks, United States Senate
Former Member
Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate