John Barrasso

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John Barrasso
John Barrasso.jpg
U.S. Senate, Wyoming
Incumbent
In office
2007-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wyoming State Senate
2002-2007
Education
Bachelor'sGeorgetown University
M.D.Georgetown University School of Medicine
Personal
BirthdayJuly 21, 1952
Place of birthReading, Penn.
Websites
Office website
John Barrasso (b. July 21, 1952) is a Republican member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Wyoming. Barrasso was appointed to the Senate in 2007 to fill the late Craig L. Thomas's seat. He won the special election for the seat in 2008.[1]

Biography

Barrasso earned his bachelor's and M.D. from Georgetown University. He spent 24 years as an orthopedic surgeon before pursuing politics.[2]

Career

  • 2007-present: U.S. Senator from Wyoming
  • 2002-2007: Wyoming state senator

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate

2011=2012

Barrasso is a member of the following Senate committees[2]:

Barrasso is also vice-chairman of the Senate Republican Conference and chairman of the Senate Western Caucus.[2]

Issues

Political positions

Elections

2008

Barrasso won the 2008 special election to the U.S. Senate, defeating .

U.S. Senate Special Election, Wyoming, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Barrasso Incumbent 73.4% 183,063
     Democrat Nick Carter 26.6% 66,202
Total Votes 249,265

Personal

Barrasso lives with his wife, Bobbi, in Casper, WY. He has three children.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Craig L. Thomas
U.S. Senate - Wyoming
2007-Present
Succeeded by
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