David Baria

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David Baria
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Mississippi State Senate District 46
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2012
Years in position 7
Base salary$10,000 per year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2007
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern Mississippi
J.D.University of Mississippi, 1990
Date of birth12/04/1962
Place of birthPascagoula, MS
Office website
Campaign website
David Baria (b. December 4, 1962) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing the 46th Senatorial District.

Baria joined the Mississippi State Senate in 2008. He has served in that position since, representing the 46th district.

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


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Baria has been appointed to these 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

Baria is running in the 2011 election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 122. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011. Republican candidate Dorothy Wilcox ran unopposed in the August 2 Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 8, 2011. [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]


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 2009 David Baria collected $35,480 in donations. [6]

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


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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