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Ray Barnes
Arizona House of Representatives District 7
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Ray Barnes is a former Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 7th District from 2003 to 2011.


Barnes' professional experience includes working as a private investigator & owner of the Eyes and Ears Detective Agency, self-employed independent contractor, technical writer for the Intel Corporation and a Christian missionary in the Republic of Haiti.

He is a member of the Carefree Kiwanis Club, National Rifle Association and Scottsdale Worship Center.[1]

Issue positions

Barnes' answers to the Arizona State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test are available. When asked his legislative priorities he replied:

  • 1. SECURE THE BORDER. No anti illegal immigration legislation will have any effect if implemented before the border is secure. To prove this point, suppose that the border is not closed and illegal aliens, caught that day, are deported. That same night, because the border is porous, more illegals come back in than were deported.
  • 2. LOWER STATE TAXES This stimulates the economy
  • 3. FIGHT DRUG ADDICTION We lose a generation if we fail.[2]

Committee assignments


Barnes's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2048 - local elections; signature requirements
  • HB 2400 - partial-birth abortions; definition
  • HB 2439 - concealed weapons permit; safety course
  • HB 2520 - salvia divinorum; unlawful acts

For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.



See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Barnes was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to the term limits of the Arizona House of Representatives.


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Barnes and Nancy K. Barto were elected to the 7th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponents Jeanne Lunn (D) and James Iannuzo (Lib).[3]

Barnes raised $24,372 for the campaign, Barto raised $34,730, Lunn raised $38,094, and Iannuzo raised $401.[4]

Arizona State House, District 7 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ray Barnes (R) 40,471
Green check mark transparent.png Nancy Barto (R) 46,854
Jeanne Lunn (D) 31,753
James Iannuzo (Lib) 8,966

Campaign donors


Below are Barnes's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[5]

Contributor 2008 total
Salt River Valley Water Users Assoc $1,500
Cox Communications $780
AZ Cattlemens Assoc $500
Associated Highway Patrolmen of AZ $500
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce $500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arizona State House District 7
Succeeded by
David Smith