|U.S. Senate, Wyoming|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Wyoming State Senate|
|M.D.||Georgetown University School of Medicine|
|Birthday||July 21, 1952|
|Place of birth||Reading, Penn.|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Recent news
- 9 Personal
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Barrasso earned his bachelor's and M.D. from Georgetown University. He spent 24 years as an orthopedic surgeon before pursuing politics.
- 2007-present: U.S. Senator from Wyoming
- 2002-2007: Wyoming state senator
Barrasso is a member of the following Senate committees:
- Energy and Natural Resources Committee
- Environment and Public Works Committee
- Indian Affairs Committee
- Foreign Relations Committee
Barrasso is also vice-chairman of the Senate Republican Conference and chairman of the Senate Western Caucus.
Barrasso won the 2008 special election to the U.S. Senate, defeating Nick Carter (D).
|U.S. Senate Special Election, Wyoming, 2008|
|Republican||John Barrasso Incumbent||73.4%||183,063|
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Barrasso's reports.
|John Barrasso Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 11, 2012||$2,393,366.75||$409,010.33||$(267,186.92)||$2,535,190.16|
|July Quarterly||July 12, 2012||$2,535,190.16||$556,896.78||$(204,737.73)||$2,887,349.21|
Barrasso won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2008. During that re-election cycle, Barrasso's campaign committee raised a total of $2,585,977 and spent $1,981,441.
|U.S. Senate, Wyoming, 2008 - John Barrasso Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$210,914|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$273,688|
|Top contributors to John Barrasso's campaign committee|
|Bresnan Broadband Holdings||$16,100|
|Blue Cross/Blue Shield||$16,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Oil & Gas||$155,500|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Barrasso paid his congressional staff a total of $2,158,029 in 2011. He ranks 15th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Senatorial Staff Salaries and he ranks 19th overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Wyoming ranks 49th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Barrasso's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $2,713,015 and $8,747,000. That averages to $5,730,007.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Senators in 2010 of $7,054,258.
Percentage voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Barrasso has voted with the Republican Party 96.5% of the time, which ranked 2 among the 47 Senate Republican members as of November 2011.
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Barrasso lives with his wife, Bobbi, in Casper, WY. He has three children.
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- Biographical Directory to the United States Congress "John Barrasso," Accessed October 19, 2011
- CNN "Wyoming Senate Race - 2012 Election Center"
- Gov Track "John Barrasso," Accessed March 3, 2012
- John Barrasso's Official Senate website "Biography," Accessed October 19, 2011
- PoliticalNews.me, "Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso Endorse Mitt Romney," April 14, 2012
- Wyoming Elections Division "2012 Primary Candidate Roster," Accessed June 10, 2012
- Associated Press primary results
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Elections of November 4, 2008," Accessed October 19, 2011
- Federal Election Commission "Candidate (S6WY00068) Summary Reports - 2011-2012 Cycle," Accessed July 13, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Friends of John Barrasso April Quarterly," Accessed July 13, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Friends of John Barrasso July Quarterly," Accessed July 20, 2012
- Open Secrets "John A. Barrasso 2008 Election Cycle," Accessed November 29, 2011
- LegiStorm "John Barrasso"
- OpenSecrets.org, "Barrasso, (R-WY), 2010"
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
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