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November 18, 2012

Ron Barber wins re-election for Arizona\’s second Congressional District

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Congressman Ron Barber
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Democrat Ron Barber has won re-election to the US House of Representatives for a full term in Arizona‘s second congressional district against Republican Martha McSally, announced yesterday.

On Friday, Barber’s margin was 1,402 votes and over 285,000 votes were cast in November 6. 15,000 of the provisional ballots were finalized in Pima County; some are not from Arizona’s second congressional district. An evaluation from the Associated Press determined Barber’s lead can’t overcome.

Barber was elected in a special election in June 12, 2012 to finish Gabrielle Giffords‘s term. Giffords resigned in January 2012 due to ongoing recovery from last year’s shooting. Barber was the district director for Giffords before taking over her seat.

Barber is currently representing Arizona’s eighth congressional district. However due to redistricting he now represents Arizona’s second congressional district. Arizona’s second congressional district includes the city of Tucson, Arizona, and covers the counties of Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz.

Ron Barber was born on August 25, 1945 in Wakefield, England. In the 1950s, he went to Tucson, Arizona while his father was an airman at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Barber graduated in 1967 at the University of Arizona. He is married to Nancy Barber whom he met during high school.


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