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Robert Barra
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New York State Assembly, District 14
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sHofstra University
Robert Barra is a former Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 14 from 2001 to 2010. Barra was also a councilman for the Town of Hempstead.


Barra earned his B.A. in Communication and Journalism from Hofstra University. His professional experience includes district chief of staff for New York State Senator Dean Skelos and former district director for United States Congressman David Levy.[1]

Committee assignments



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Barra did not run for re-election in 2010.


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Barra won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 14, defeating opponent Joseph Ferrara (D).

Barra raised $48,340 for his campaign while Ferrara raised $12,392.[2]

New York State Assembly, District 14 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Barra (R) 31,167
Joseph Ferrara (D) 23,178

Campaign donors

In 2008, a year in which Barra was up for re-election, he collected $48,340 in donations.[3]

Donor Amount
Dantona Industries $2,500
Ultrapower Battery $2,500
Friends for the Election of Dean Skelos $2,000
New York State Association of Realtors $2,000


Barra and his wife, Celeste, have two children; Alexandra and Erica.

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Preceded by
New York Assembly - District 14
Succeeded by
Brian Curran (R)