Ron Barber

Ron Barber DEMDemocrat

U.S. House of Representatives

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Ron BarberDEMDemocrat U.S. House of Representatives
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Ronald Sylvester Barber (born August 25, 1945) is an American politician. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2012 to 2015. Barber, a member of the Democratic Party from Arizona, served as district director for U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords before Giffords resigned her seat due to the severe injuries she sustained in an assassination attempt, during which Barber was also injured. He won the Democratic nomination for the special election to finish Giffords's term and was sworn into office on June 19, 2012.In the 2012 general election, he was elected to a full term. His district—numbered as the 8th district in 2012, and as the 2nd district since 2013—includes the eastern two-thirds of Tucson, as well as the southeastern corner of Arizona. Barber lost his 2014 re-election bid to Martha McSally by 161 votes.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
University of Arizona
Bachelor of Arts
Rincon High School
primary school
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
United States House of Representatives
2012 - 2014
United States House of Representatives
District Director
United States Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords
2007 - 2012
Division of Developmental Disabilities, Arizona Department of Economic Security
1976 - 2006
Toy Traders/Stork’s Nest
Former Employee
Arizona Department of Economic Security
Other Experience1 - 1 of 1
The Fund for Civility, Respect, and Understanding