Joe Barton

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Republican Texas

U.S. House (Texas 6)


Family: Wife: Terri; 4 Children; 2 Stepchildren

Born: 09/15/1949 Waco, TX

Home: Ennis, Texas

Religion: Methodist

Education: MS, Industrial Administration, Purdue University, 1973 BS, Industrial Engineering, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University, 1972

Profession: Natural Gas Decontrol Consultant, Atlantic Richfield Oil and Gas Company, 1982 White House Fellow/Aide to Energy Secretary James Edwards, 1981-1982 Plant Manager/Assistant to Vice-President, Ennis Business Forms, Incorporated, 1973-1981

Political: Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1984-present Candidate, United States Senate, 1993

Congressional Membership: Founder/Co-Chair, Congressional Privacy Caucus, 2003-2009 Co-Chair, Asthma Awareness Day on Capitol Hill Member, Department Of Energy Cost Control Task Force Member, House Republican Steering Committee Republican Study Committee

Organization Membership: Vice President, Houston County Industrial Development Authority, 1980 Chair, Crockett Parks and Recreation Board, 1979-1980 Vice President, Houston County Chamber of Commerce, 1977-1980 Co-Founder, Houston County Volunteer Ambulance Service, 1976 Member, Dallas Energy Forum Member, First United Methodist Church


Energy and Commerce

Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials