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Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.)

District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 2012-15
Born: Aug. 25, 1945; Wakefield, United Kingdom
Residence: Tucson
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Nancy Barber; two children
Education: U. of Arizona, B.A. 1967
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (1st full term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Readiness; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Homeland Security (Oversight and Management Efficiency - Ranking Member); Small Business (Agriculture, Energy & Trade; Economic Growth, Tax & Capital Access)

Election History
2014generalMartha McSally (R) 109,71450.0
Ron Barber (D) 109,54749.9
2012generalRon Barber (D) 147,33650.4
Martha McSally (R) 144,88449.6
Anthony Prowell (WRI) 570.0
2012specialRon Barber (D) 111,20452.2
Jesse Kelly (R) 96,46545.3
Charlie Manolakis (GREEN) 4,8692.3
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Arizona Rep. Ed Pastor (D) is 43rd.


Arizona is 33rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@RepMcSally)

Rep. Ron Barber has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.