|U.S. House, Texas, District 16|
|Bachelor's||New Mexico State University|
|Place of birth||New Mexico|
|Profession||Small Business Owner|
Carrasco earned her Bachelor's of business administration in finance from New Mexico State University. She is currently employed as a small business owner.
Carrasco's campaign website listed the following issues: 
- Job Creation And The Economy
- Excerpt: "I am a businesswomen who knows that the federal government cannot create jobs, but must create an environment which encourages private sector jobs if we are to ever get our citizens working again."
- Fort Bliss
- Excerpt: "Fort Bliss is an economic engine and population boon which provides economic benefits to El Paso. I will carry the torch for Fort Bliss to ensure that the expansion of Fort Bliss and the economic benefits which El Paso enjoys, continue."
- Immigration Reform And Border Security
- Excerpt: "I will be a strong advocate for real solutions for controlling the borders and will not accept reform made in a piecemeal fashion."
- International Bridges
- Excerpt: "The inefficiency at the border is having a direct, negative effect on our economy, workforce and manufacturing as well as on our sister city, Juarez."
- Government Spending & Accountability
- Excerpt: "The time has come to take a hard look at government spending and accountability in Washington. D.C. and ensure that the policies, programs and people are working in the best interest of Americans."
- Medicare And Social Security
- Excerpt: "I support efforts to reform Medicare and Social Security in a responsible and meaningful way."
- Overreaching Policies By The Obama Administration
- Excerpt: "I will work in Congress to repeal Obama Care and things such as ATM card fees as a result of Dodd Frank, as well as work to protect Texas businesses from over regulation and replace these policies with solutions, which empower the individual American and remove government from our everyday lives."
- Protecting The Second Amendment
- Excerpt: "I am a strong believer in the right to bear arms and I will vote in Congress to protect our 2nd Amendment rights."
- Protection Of The Sanctity Of Life And Marriage
- Excerpt: "I am pro-life and I support traditional marriage and believe that government policies should work to protect the lives of the innocent."
Carrasco ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 16th District. She defeated Corey Roen in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012. She ran against Beto O'Rourke (D) and Junart Sodoy (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.
|U.S. House, Texas District 16 General Election, 2012|
|Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Texas District 16, 2012 - Barbara Carrasco Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$685,661|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$618,526|
|Top contributors to Barbara Carrasco's campaign committee|
|Attel & Co||$5,743|
|Hispanic Republicans of Texas||$2,500|
|Mexican Manufacturers Inc||$2,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
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Carrasco is married and has two children and one grandchild.
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