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Rep. Joe L. Barton (R-Texas)

  • District: 6th District, Most of Arlington; Ellis and Navarro counties
  • Residence: Ennis
  • Born: September 15, 1949; Waco, Texas
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Family: Wife, Terri Barton; four children, two stepchildren
  • Education: Texas A&M U., B.S. 1972 (industrial engineering); Purdue U., M.S. 1973 (industrial administration)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Sought Republican nomination for U.S. Senate (special election), 1993; U.S. House, 1985-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1984 (15th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Energy & Power; Environment & the Economy; Health; Oversight & Investigations)
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State Information: 6th District, Most of Arlington; Ellis and Navarro counties

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Joe Barton (R) 145,019 58%
Kenneth Sanders (D) 98,053 39.2%
Hugh Chauvin (LIBERT) 4,847 1.9%
Brandon Parmer (GREEN) 2,017 0.8%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 41% Mitt Romney: 58%
2008 Barack Obama: 42% John McCain: 57%

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