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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.)

District: 12th District
Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for Ga. House, 1986; Athens-Clarke County Commission, 1991-2005; U.S. House of Representatives, 2005-15
Born: Oct. 31, 1955; Athens, Ga.
Residence: Augusta
Religion: Baptist
Family: Divorced; two children
Education: U. of Georgia, B.A. 1976; Harvard U., J.D. 1979
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (5th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Energy & Power; Environment & the Economy; Health)

Election History
2014generalRick Allen (R) 91,33654.8
John Barrow (D) 75,47845.2
2012generalJohn Barrow (D) 139,14853.7
Lee Anderson (R) 119,97346.3
2010generalJohn Barrow (D) 92,45956.6
Raymond McKinney (R) 70,93843.4
2008generalJohn Barrow (D) 164,56266.0
John Stone (R) 84,77334.0
2006generalJohn Barrow (D) 71,65150.3
Max Burns (R) 70,78749.7
2004generalJohn Barrow (D) 113,03651.8
Max Burns (R) 105,13248.2
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Georgia is 18th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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