Ron Barber

Ron Barber DEMDemocrat

U.S. House of Representatives

Profile Photo
Ron BarberDEMDemocrat U.S. House of Representatives
77
Years of Age
2
Years of Experience
AZResidence (state)

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.

Voterly's Issue Scores  (1 - 28 of 28)

Below lists the position this politician has taken on a political issue. The star rating represents the politician's prioritization and action on the issue based on data collected by relevant interest groups. Select an issue to view a more in-depth explanation of each rating.

How Voterly Calculates issue scores

Special Interest Group Ratings

Interest Groups That SUPPORT
Rating
Interest Groups That OPPOSE
Rating
Average Score

Disclaimer: A special interest group's positions on issues are gathered from various reputable sources including the organization's website, social media accounts, press releases, and other public communications. Special interest group politician ratings are provided by VoteSmart.org. Positions and ratings are subject to change and we may experience delays, interruptions, or errors, as a result. If you believe this information is inaccurate, please submit a problem report. Submit Report.

0 / 28

Campaign Funding

20
16
$1,301
Total Raised
$506,253
Total Spent
$0
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
University of Arizona
Bachelor of Arts
1967
Rincon High School
primary school
1963
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Representative
United States House of Representatives
2012 - 2014
Experience
United States House of Representatives
District Director
United States Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords
2007 - 2012
Employee
Division of Developmental Disabilities, Arizona Department of Economic Security
1976 - 2006
Owner
Toy Traders/Stork’s Nest
Former Employee
Arizona Department of Economic Security
Other Experience1 - 1 of 1
Founder
The Fund for Civility, Respect, and Understanding