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John Barrow

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John Barrow currently serves the 12th Congressional district of Georgia

John Barrow, a Democrat, has represented the 12th District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives since 2004. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Bio

Barrw was born October 31, 1955 in Athens as a seventh generation Georgian. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1976. In 1979, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard University. After graduation, he entered private practice as a lawyer, working until his election to public office. From 1990 to 2004, he served as city-county commissioner for Athens, Georgia-Clarke County.

Barrow defeated incumbent Republican Max Burns in the 2004 Congressional election. Burns had won the seat in 2002 because of ethical questions surrounding the Democratic nominee, Charles "Champ" Walker, Jr. Barrow won a four-way primary and went on to defeat Burns by four percentage points.

Georgia gained the 12th district as a result of the 2000 Census. The Athens-to-Savannah district, with its 40% African-American population, was expected to favor a Democratic candidate.

In 2006, Barrow is working to raise the federal minimum wage over the next two years from its current level of $5.15 an hour to $7.25 an hour.[1]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Max Burns to face Barrow in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Barrow's race against Burns was very close, as Barrow held a lead of less than 1,000 votes after an initial count. This count, however, did not take into account overseas or provisional ballots. [3]

2008 elections

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This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the Georgia superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.


Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, John Barrow, as a superdelegate, had endorsed Barack Obama for President.

For more information and sources, see the state page for this superdelegate linked to in the blue box above.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00026080&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for John Barrow
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

  • House Committee on Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on Specialty Crops and Foreign Agriculture Programs
    • Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on John Barrow. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
226 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2823
Fax: 202-225-3377
Web Email
Website

District Office- Athens:
320 East Clayton Street, Suite 500
Athens, GA 30601
Phone: 706-613-3232
Fax: 706-613-7229

District Office- Augusta:
699 Broad Street, Suite 1200
Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-722-4494
Fax: 706-722-4496

District Office- Savannah:
400 Mall Boulevard, Suite G
Savannah, GA 31406
Phone: 912-354-7282
Fax: 912-354-7782

Articles and resources

Resources

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Local blogs and discussion sites

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Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
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Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Specialty Crops Rural Developmentm and Foreign Agriculture, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Commerce Trade and Consumer Protection, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 2004
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2005
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Clarke County Commission
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 320 East Clayton Street, Suite 500 Athens, GA 30601
Phone: 706-613-3232 / Fax: 706-613-7229
2. 699 Broad Street, Suite 1200 Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-722-4494 / Fax: 706-722-4496
3. 400 Mall Boulevard, Suite G Savannah, GA 31406
Phone: 912-354-7282 / Fax: 912-354-7782




Campaign Contact:

Website: http://www.barrowforcongress.com/
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Date of Birth: October 31, 1955