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John Barrow
John Barrow.jpg
U.S. House, Georgia, District 12
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 10
PredecessorMax Burns (R)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$11,470,028
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Athens-Clarke City-County Commissioner
Bachelor'sUniversity of Georgia
J.D.Harvard University
Date of birthOctober 31, 1955
Place of birthAthens, Georgia
Net worth$3,758,502
Office website
Campaign website
John Jenkins Barrow (b. October 31, 1955, in Athens, GA) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Barrow was elected by voters from Georgia's 12th Congressional District. He was re-elected in November 2012.[1]

Barrow ran for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[2] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

According to a March 2012 article in Roll Call, Barrow was considered one of the top 10 most vulnerable incumbents.[3]

The National Republican Congressional Committee listed Barrow's seat as one of seven early targets in the 2014 congressional elections.[4] Barrow is also a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[5]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Barrow is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.


Barrow was born in Athens, GA. He earned degrees in political science and history from the University of Georgia in 1976. Later, at only 20 years old, he became one of the youngest members of his class at Harvard Law School, from which he earned his J.D. in 1979.[6]


Committee assignments

U.S. House


Barrow serves on the following committees:[7][8]

  • Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power
    • Subcommittee on Environment and Economy
    • Subcommittee on Health


Barrow served on the following committees:[9]

Key votes

113th Congress

The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 224 out of the 3215 introduced bills (7 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[10] For more information pertaining to Barrow's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[11]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Barrow voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[12]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Barrow voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[12]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Barrow voted in favor of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[13] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[12]


Voted "Yes" Barrow voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[12]


Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[14] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[15][16] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[16] Barrow voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[17][18] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[18] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[19] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, and the protection of the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Barrow joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[17][18]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[20] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[21] Barrow voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[22]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[23] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Barrow voted for HR 2775.[24]

Pay during government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013#Government Shutdown and Default Prevention Act

Barrow declined to accept his salary while the government was shutdown.[25]

2013 Farm Bill

See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "No" The comprehensive farm bill failed in the House due largely in part to the votes of 8 Democratic House members who joined the Republican majority to vote down the measure.[26] Reps. Peterson, Barrow, Sanford Bishop, Cheri Bustos, Sean Maloney, Mike McIntyre, Bill Owens, and Tim Walz were the 8 Democratic members who voted to reject the bill.[26] According to analysis by OpenSecrets.org, many of these Democratic members have received significant political contributions from agricultural organizations that benefit from crop insurance subsidies.[26] Five of the eight are on the House Agriculture Committee--Peterson, Bustos, Maloney, McIntyre, and Walz-- from which agribusiness firms routinely target committee members with sizable contributions.[26]


Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Barrow voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224-201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[12]

King Amendment

Yea3.png In June 2013, the House approved an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security spending bill that would end the department's discretion policies by cutting off funding for the proposed DREAM Act, which would have temporarily halted the deportations of young immigrants if they had served in the military or were attending college. This vote overturned an executive order signed by President Obama that formalized a process for the "Dreamers" to remain in the U.S.[27][18][28]

The amendment, offered by Rep. Steve King (R) of Iowa, passed the House by a vote of 224-201 and was approved mostly along party lines. However, three Democrats supported the amendment and six Republicans opposed it, while nine members did not vote.[28]Barrow was one of the three Democratic members who voted in favor of the amendment.[18]

The amendment would effectively demand the government force out "Dreamers" who came to the U.S. as children.[28] It contrasted with comprehensive immigration reform efforts, including proposed DREAM Act style legislation, and would resume the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children.[29] The amendment was the first immigration-related vote in either chamber of Congress in 2013, and it blocked many of the provisions that were mirrored in the Senate’s Gang of Eight bill.[30][28]


Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Barrow voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[12]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Voted "Yes" Barrow voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[12]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "No" Barrow voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[12]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Barrow voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 16 Democrats that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[31]

Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership

According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Barrow has voted with the House Democratic leadership 93.5% of the time.[32] That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 95.5% of the time in 2010.

Washington Post Analysis

A separate analysis from The Washington Post, concludes that Barrow is a reliable Democratic vote, voting 94.0% of the time with the majority of other Democrats in the House of Representatives.[33]

Specific Votes

Barrow supported the auto bailout.[34] As of September 13, 2010: 56% of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43% supported it.[35]

In addition, Barrow voted for the stimulus bill.[36] 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%). 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy.[37]

Barrow also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[38] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.[39]


On The Issues Vote Match

John Barrow's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Barrow is a Moderate Populist. Barrow received a score of 36 percent on social issues and 32 percent on economic issues.[40]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[41]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Favors
Prioritize green energy Favors Expand the military Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Strongly Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[40] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

National security

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

Barrow said on September 3, 2013, "Any proposal should outline what we hope to achieve, and how we expect to achieve it, but we should not authorize anything that could draw us into another land war. It's important for Congress to debate the issue and vote on it, and the sooner the better. In fact, Congress should immediately return to Washington to get this debate underway."[42]

Made in Georgia tour

Barrow kicked off his "Made in Georgia" tour on August 26, 2013.[43] As part of the tour he traveled to several counties across the 12th Congressional District to visit with a variety of manufacturers and employers.[43]

Barrow said the goal of the tour is to ultimately help the job creators as they are trying to grow the economy.[43]

"Things like the uncertainty with tax policy and the uncertainty with ObamaCare are all creating a lot of problems for them, trying to plan for the future. There's a lot of pent up growth out there that are on hold while we are trying to resolve some of these uncertainties," Barrow said.[43]



See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Georgia, 2014

Barrow ran for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[2] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

The National Republican Congressional Committee listed Barrow's seat as one of seven early targets in the 2014 congressional elections.[44] The seven targets align perfectly with the seven most Republican districts currently held by Democrats, according to FairVote's partisanship index. Barrow's district ranks as the 4th most Republican (41% D).[45]

Barrow was considered a potential Democratic candidate for Governor of Georgia in 2014, but ultimately decided against entering the race.[46]

Barrow is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[5]


See also: Georgia's 12th Congressional District elections, 2012

Barrow ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Georgia's 12th District. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. He defeated Lee Anderson (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[47] Barrow was considered one the vulnerable incumbents.[48]

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Barrow Incumbent 53.7% 139,148
     Republican Lee Anderson 46.3% 119,973
Total Votes 259,121
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Barrow is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Barrow raised a total of $11,470,028 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[53]

John Barrow's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Georgia, District 12) Won $2,876,917
2010 U.S. House (Georgia, District 12) Won $1,951,721
2008 U.S. House (Georgia, District 12) Won $2,299,743
2006 U.S. House (Georgia, District 12) Won $2,489,080
2004 U.S. House (Georgia, District 12) Won $1,852,567
Grand Total Raised $11,470,028


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Barrow's reports.[54]

Defense contractors

According to a July 2013 Politico report, Barrow made the top 10 list of Hill members receiving defense industry contributions. As of July 2013, Barrow had received more than $39,000 from top defense firms.[60]


Breakdown of the source of Barrow's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Barrow won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Barrow's campaign committee raised a total of $2,876,917 and spent $2,880,362.[61] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[62]

Cost per vote

Barrow spent $20.70 per vote received in 2012.


Breakdown of the source of Barrows's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Barrow won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Barrow's campaign committee raised a total of $1,951,721 and spent $1,905,568 .[63]

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics pioneered by the Government Accountability Institute:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Barrow's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,501,004 and $6,016,000. That averages to $3,758,502, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Barrow ranked as the 95th most wealthy representative in 2012.[64] Between 2004 and 2012, Barrow's calculated net worth[65] decreased by an average of 5 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[66]

John Barrow Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-39%
Average annual growth:-5%[67]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[68]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.


Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Barrow is a "centrist Democrat," as of June 14, 2013.[69]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[70]

Barrow most often votes with:

Barrow least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Barrow missed 86 of 6,440 roll call votes from January 2005 to March 2013. This amounts to 1.3 percent, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[71]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Barrow paid his congressional staff a total of $919,591 in 2011. He ranks 33nd on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranks 164th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Georgia ranks 24th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[72]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Barrow was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Barrow's staff was given an apparent $29,094.44 in bonus money.[73]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.


Barrow ranked 187th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[74]


Barrow ranked 183rd in the liberal rankings.[75]

Voting with party


John Barrow voted with the Democratic Party 80.1 percent of the time, which ranked 197th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[76]


Barrow is the father of two children, James and Ruth, and lives in Savannah.[6]

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See also

External links

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  67. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Max Burns
U.S. House of Representatives - Georgia, District 12
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Athens-Clarke City-County Commissioner
Succeeded by