Jim Barnett
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Jim Barnett

Republican

American politician

Emporia, Kansas
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Jim Barnett

American politician
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66
Years of Age
9
Years of Experience
KSResidence (state)

James A. Barnett (born July 30, 1954) is an American Republican politician. Barnett ran for governor in 2018, ultimately coming in third place in the primary.Barnett formerly represented the 17th district of the Kansas Senate, which is centered on Emporia. On August 1, 2006 Barnett won the Kansas Republican Gubernatorial Primary. Barnett faced the incumbent Democratic Governor Kathleen Sebelius in the general election on November 7, 2006 and was unsuccessful in his bid as Sebelius was reelected for a 2nd term. On June 2, 2009, Barnett announced that he was a candidate for the Republican nomination for the United States Congress from the first district of Kansas. On August 3, 2010, Barnett lost the Republican nomination to fellow state senator Tim Huelskamp. Barnett subsequently resigned his state Senate seat, and resumed his medical career at a Topeka, Kansas, clinic.

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Experience

Education

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Kansas University School of Medicine
MD
1979
Emporia State University
BA Chemistry

Past Positions

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Senator
Kansas State Senate
2001 - 2010
Member
Emporia Board of Education
2003
President
Emporia Board of Education
2003
Physician
Cotton-O'Neil Clinic
Current

Other Experience

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Member
Kansas Medical Society Board of Trustees
Current
Chair
Diversity Council
Member
Rotary International
Member
Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce
Member
Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society