Michael Barbieri

Michael Barbieri DEMDemocrat

American politician

Profile Photo
Michael BarbieriDEMDemocrat American politician
Years of Age
Years of Experience
DEResidence (state)

Michael A. Barbieri (born July 28, 1949) is an American politician. He was a Democratic member of the Delaware House of Representatives from January 2009 until August 2015.In 2015, Barbieri resigned from his office to take an appointed $144,213 position as director of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. The job position was not advertised, and Barbieri and the Democratic Party of Delaware were criticized for cronyism. A special election was held to fill Barbieri's seat, which was won by David Bentz. In July 2017, Barbieri resigned from his director position after a patient at one of the treatment centers he oversaw died of neglect. Barbieri was also under scrutiny due to child sexual abuse allegations against a worker at an outpatient treatment facility he owned at the time of the abuse.Barbieri earned his BA in sociology from the University of Delaware, his MSW from Temple University, and his PhD from the University of Delaware.

Voterly's Issue Scores  (1 - 3 of 3)

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
Interest Groups That OPPOSE
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 / 3
Education5 - 5 of 3
University of Delaware
PhD Urban Affairs and Public Policy
Temple University
University of Delaware
BA Sociology
Past Positions1 - 12 of 12
Delaware State House of Representatives
2008 - 2015
Crossroads of Delaware
Strategic Management Initiatives
1991 - Current
Regional Vice President
Recovery Centers of America
1986 - 1991
Program Director
Valley Forge Medical Foundation
1981 - 1986
Executive Director
Berks Youth Counseling Center
1978 - 1981
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Executive Director
Crossroads of Delaware, present
Executive Director
Hidden Brook
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Delaware National Guard
Probation Officer
Other Experience1 - 7 of 7
National Association of Social Workers
Board Member
The Woods Civic Association
Rotary Basket Brigade
Former Member
Delaware Certification Board
Caesar Rodney Rotary
Employee Assistance Professionals
Warner Elementary School