ENG: Ron Barber (born August 25, 1945) is a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Arizona's 2nd congressional district since 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes more than two-thirds of Tucson, as well as the southeastern corner of the state.
Barber served as district director for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords before Giffords resigned her seat due to the severe injuries she sustained in an assassination attempt in which Barber was also injured. He won the Democratic nomination for the special election to fill out Giffords' term in what was then the 8th district and was sworn-in to office on June 19, 2012. In the 2012 general election, he was elected to a full term in the district.
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... Nancy Barber gather during a get-out-the-vote rally in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, June 9, 2012. Voters are deciding in Tuesday’s special election whether Republican Jesse Kelly or Democrat Ron Bar , positive
GREEN VALLEY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ron Barber said the January 2011 mass shooting in Tucson that killed six and forced his predecessor, Gabrielle Giffords, to resign because of brain injuries, haunts him every Saturday.
Speaking Saturday in Green Valley to commemorate the shooting’s two-year anniversary, Barber said that he remembers the shooting every Saturday at the exact time it began, at 10:11 a.m.
“I actually reflect a lot on Saturday morning, no matter what Saturday it is,” said Barber. “I reflect on it because It’s often —whether I’m in ...
WASHINGTON - Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz. (8th CD), issued the following news release:
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber today voted to approve the Department of Defense budget, including a provision that could lead to increased employment at Raytheon Missile System's facility in Tucson.
"I am deeply committed to supporting our military personnel and a strong national defense," Barber, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said today. "Fort Huachuca, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the 162nd Fighter Wing of the Arizona Air National Guard all are vital to our national security and ...
Arizona Rep. Ron Barber, who survived the Tucson shooting that severely injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, on Tuesday called for limits on assault weapons and for “better services” for those experiencing mental illness.
“I believe it’s time for us to move in a different direction with regard to assault weapons, extended clips, magazines with incredible fire power,” said Barber (D-Ariz.), who served as district director for Giffords and then replaced her in office before winning reelection in his own right.
By KATIE GLUECK
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Thank you Today I congratulated Martha McSally on her victory, and wished her well in serving Southern Arizonans. This result is not the one we hoped for, but we take solace in having spoken out loud and clear for the principle that every legal vote should be counted. As in every election system, there are imperfections in ours, and we must work to correct them. When an election is as close as this one has been, we do our best to arrive at the correct result, and then accept it with respect for the voters. I love Southern Arizona and serving the people who live here was an unexpected honor. In 1967, I graduated from the U of A and married Nancy–IRead More >>>
ICYMI: Barber files federal suit over ballot count Barber files federal suit over ballot count Dylan Smith | TucsonSentinel.com | Posted Nov 24, 2014, 9:41 am Attorneys for Ron Barber filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday morning, alleging that ballots in Arizona’s CD 2 congressional race were improperly rejected. Last week, Barber asked county and state officials to delay the canvass of the election and include more votes. The Democrat trails Republican challenger Martha McSally by just 161 votes, and said that up to 167 ballots were improperly rejected. Saying that “the need for relief is urgent,” the 266-page suit asks that 133 ballots in Pima and Cochise counties be added to the count. Three voters — Josh Cohen, Lauren Breckenridge, and Lea Goodwine-Cesarac — joined BarberRead More >>>
Thank You I am writing to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. When I decided, with my family’s support, to run in the special election campaign for Congress in 2012, followed by another election just a few months later, we had no idea that there would be such an outpouring of love and support to carry us through three campaigns. As a family we have decided that running again in 2016 is not the right decision for us. I have loved serving my community in Congress but now I want to spend most of my time enjoying my wonderful family. While the result of 2014’s election is not the one we hoped for, I take solace in the hardRead More >>>