Barbara E. Norton

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Barbara E. Norton
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Candidate for
Alaska House of Representatives, District 21
ProfessionOwner, Midwifery practice
Campaign website
Barbara E. Norton was a Democratic candidate for District 21 of the Alaska House of Representatives. The primary election was on August 24, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010.


Norton has worked as a woman's health care nurse practitioner, a registered nurse and a volunteer nurse practitioner for a municipal health clinic. She has been the owner/operator of a midwifery practice since 1995.



Campaign themes

Norton's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Economic Security and Jobs
Excerpt: "In order to keep our economy strong for future generations of Alaskans, we need to both increase state revenue and decrease state spending."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "The burden of taxation falls disproportionately on property owners. Many people come here to work and play, use our services and leave without helping pay for upkeep of our roads and amenities."
  • Education
Excerpt: "As a mother and as an employer, I know firsthand how important it is to have a well-educated workforce. The students of today will be our leaders tomorrow."
  • Public Safety
Excerpt: "Work to fund the installation of sidewalks, streetlights, and speed bumps in order to make our roads safer to walk on and our neighborhoods safer places for children to play."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "As a health care provider for 32 years, and the owner of two small privately owned medical practices, I have the experience and knowledge to lead on this issue."
  • Reduce Government Waste
Excerpt: "Alaska's economy is currently performing well. However, we must realize that we will not always enjoy the level of oil revenue that we enjoy today. While we can work toward replacing that revenue with revenue from other industries, we must also do what we can to save some of the current revenue for the future."
  • Guns
Excerpt: "I support the second amendment and the right of the people to keep and bear arms."
  • Church and State
Excerpt: "Founders, in all their wisdom, wrote the constitution with the intention of protecting the church from the state. I support this separation."
  • Subsistence
Excerpt: "It will be imperative for the legislature to solve this problem so Alaskans can take back control of this important issue."



See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Norton ran unopposed in the August 24 primary. She was defeated by Republican Lance Pruitt in the November 2 general election.[2]

Alaska House of Representatives District 21 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lance Pruitt (R) 3,508
Barbara E. Norton (D) 2,771
Robert E. Clift (L) 189
Alaska House of Representatives, District 21 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara E. Norton (D) 1,117

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