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David Baria
David Baria.jpg
Mississippi House of Representatives District 122
In office
2012 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$10,000 per year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mississippi State Senate, District 46
2008 - 2012
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern Mississippi
J.D.University of Mississippi, 1990
Date of birth12/04/1962
Place of birthPascagoula, MS
Campaign website
David Baria (b. December 4, 1962) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He has represented the 122nd District since 2012. Baria represented District 46 of the mississippi State Senate from 2008-2012.

Baria worked as an Attorney for various firms from 1990 to 2002. He then worked for Baria, Hankins, and Stracenes from 2002 to 2005. He has been CEO of Rhino Construction, Limited Liability Company, from 2005 to the present.

Baria earned his BS from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1987. He went on to receive his JD from the University of Mississippi in 1990.

Committee assignments


During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Baria has been appointed to the following committees:


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Baria was appointed to the following committees:


Campaign themes

On his 2011 campaign website, Baria lists the following six priorities:[1]

  • "Holding Government Accountable; Transparency in Action"
  • "Making homeowner insurance more affordable"
  • "Leading tourism recovery for Mississippi Gulf Coast"
  • "Funding Hancock County Schools"
  • "Helping our seafood industry: holding BP accountable"
  • "Dedicated to continuing Hurricane Katrina recovery"



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Baria won election to District 122 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated Republican candidate Dorothy Wilcox in the November 8 general election. [2]

Baria said he decided to run for House in order to have more of an impact as a legislator. “The power in the Legislature is vested in the committee system. In the House I’m much more likely to have better assignments ... People who know me will tell you I am not a back-bencher. I ran because I wanted to go to Jackson and effectuate some change, particularly in insurance and how we handle insurance claims,” he stated.[3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 122 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Baria 58.6% 3,022
     Republican Dorothy Wilcox 41.4% 2,131
Total Votes 5,153


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, David Baria ran for District 46 of the Mississippi State Senate, beating James Overstreet. [4]

David Baria raised $124,118 for his campaign.[5]

Mississippi Senate, District 46
Candidates Votes Percent
David Baria (D) 9,072 77%
James Overstreet (C) 2,712 23%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Baria received $120,357 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Baria's campaign in 2011
Rhino Construction$4,000
Boone, Walter Helms$2,000
Ameristar Casinos$2,000
Everhardt, Sandra J$2,000
Vervaeke, Tommy$2,000
Total Raised in 2011 $120,357
Total Votes received in 2011 3,022
Cost of each vote received $39.83


In 2009 David Baria collected $35,480 in donations. [7]

His four largest contributors in 2009 were:

Donor Amount
Ameristar Casinos $1,000
Capitol Advocacy Group $1,000
Knights Marine & Ind. Serv. $1,000
Rhino Construction $1,000

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Baria and his wife, Marcie, have two children.

Contact Information

Capitol Address:
Post Office Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
Phone: 601-359-3234

District Address:
167 Blue Heron Cove
Bay Saint Louis, MS 39576
Phone: 228-466-0815 (Home)
Phone: 228-270-0001 (Work)


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Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Compretta
Mississippi House of Representatives District 122
2012 – Present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Mississippi State Senate District 46
Succeeded by
Philip Moran