Ron Barber

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Ron Barber
Rob barber, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Arizona
In office
June 12, 2012 – January 3, 2015
Preceded byGabby Giffords
Succeeded byMartha McSally
Constituency8th district (2012–2013)
2nd district (2013–2015)
Personal details
Ronald Sylvester Barber

(1945-08-25) August 25, 1945 (age 77)
Wakefield, England
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Nancy Barber
EducationUniversity of Arizona (BA)

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, was district director for U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords before Giffords resigned her seat because of injuries she got in an assassination attempt, during which Barber was also injured.

Barber won the Democratic nomination for the special election to finish Giffords's term[1] and was sworn into office on June 19, 2012.[1]

In the 2012 general election, he was elected to a full term. Barber lost his 2014 re-election bid to Martha McSally by 161 votes.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Former Gabrielle Giffords aide Ron Barber wins election to finish her term". CBS News. June 13, 2012. Retrieved June 13, 2012.
  2. Giles, Ben (2014-12-17). "McSally defeats incumbent Barber in CD2 recount". Arizona Capitol Times. Retrieved 2020-09-21.