John Barrow
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John Barrow

Democrat

American politician

Athens, Georgia
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John Barrow

American politician
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66
Years of Age
24
Years of Experience
GAResidence (state)

John Jenkins Barrow (born October 31, 1955) is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 12th congressional district from 2005 to 2015. The district includes much of the Georgia side of the Central Savannah River Area and includes counties as far south as Coffee County and as far west as Laurens County. He is a member of the Democratic Party. As a Democratic congressman in an increasingly Republican district, Barrow was targeted for defeat by Republican strategists from the time he was first elected. Twice the GOP-controlled Georgia General Assembly redrew his district, forcing him to move first from Athens to Savannah and then from Savannah to Augusta to remain a resident of his district. He was ultimately defeated in his 2014 bid for re-election.Barrow was the Democratic nominee for Georgia Secretary of State in 2018, but lost in a run-off election.

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Experience

Education

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Harvard Law School
Juris Doctor
1979
University of Georgia
bachelor's degree
1976
primary school
1973

Past Positions

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Representative
United States House of Representatives
2004 - 2014
Member
Athens-Clarke County Commission
1990 - 2004
Founding Member
Winburn, Lewis, Barrow and Stotz, Professional Corporation
Law Clerk
Judge, Savannah, Georgia
Law Clerk
Judge, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Professor
University of Georgia

Other Experience

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Charter Member
Second Consolidated City-County Government
Deacon
First Baptist Church of Athens
Member
First Baptist Church of Athens
Volunteer
Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation
Volunteer
Lyndon House Arts Foundation
Volunteer
Parkview Playschool
Volunteer
Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Co-Chair
General Aviation Caucus
Co-Chair for Administration
Blue Dog Coalition
Member
Alzheimer's Caucus
Member
House Army Caucus
Member
Congressional Military Family Caucus
Member
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Member
Heart and Stroke Coalition
Member
Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
Member
New Democrat Coalition

Campaign Funding

2018
2016
2014
2012
20
18
$0
Total Raised
$57,374
Total Spent
$0
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics