Joshua Barker

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Joshua Barker
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West Virginia House of Delegates, District 22
In office
August 5, 2013 - present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 1
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
AppointedAugust 1, 2013
Appointed byGov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D)
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthChapmanville, WV
Office website
Joshua J. Barker is a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 22. He was first appointed to the chamber on August 1, 2013. Barker replaced Josh Stowers (D), who resigned to take a job in the office of the West Virginia Treasurer.[1][2]


Barker attended Marshall University and Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.[3]

Committee assignments


After being sworn in, Barker served on the following committees:

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Resources
Government Organization
Agriculture and Rural Development
Joint Government Organization



See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 13, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 25, 2014. Incumbent Jeff Eldridge and Gary McCallister defeated incumbent Joshua Barker in the Democratic primary. McCallister defeated Barker by one vote in a recount. Michel Moffatt and Justin Mullins were unopposed in the Republican primary. McCallister will face Eldridge, Moffatt and Mullins in the general election.[4][5]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 22 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Eldridge: Incumbent 40.1% 1,676
Green check mark transparent.pngGary McCallister 30% 1,254
Joshua Barker Incumbent 30% 1,253
Total Votes 4,183


Barker and his wife, Jill Lambert, live in Chapmanville.[3]

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