|Assumed office |
June 25, 2007
Serving with Mike Enzi
|Preceded by||Craig Thomas|
|Born||July 21, 1952 |
|Spouse||Linda Nix (divorced)|
|Alma mater||Georgetown University|
|Website||U.S. Senator John Barrasso|
John Anthony Barrasso (born July 21, 1952) is a Republican senator from Wyoming. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives The State of Wyoming ( is a sparsely populated state in the western region of the United States. Events 524 - Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeat the Burgundians Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Michael Bradley "Mike" Enzi (born February 1 1944) is a United States Senator from Wyoming. Craig Lyle Thomas ( February 17, 1933 – June 4, 2007) was an American politician who served over twelve years as a Republican Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World Year 1952 ( MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Reading (ˈrɛdɪŋ is the county seat of Berks County Pennsylvania and the center of the Greater Reading Area. Alma mater is Latin for "nourishing mother" It was used in Ancient Rome as a title for the mother Goddess, and in Medieval Georgetown University is a Jesuit Private university located in Georgetown Washington D Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics (also spelled orthopaedics) is the branch of Surgery concerned with injuries to or conditions involving the Presbyterianism is a family of Christian denominations within the Reformed branch of Protestant Western Christianity Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World Year 1952 ( MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives The State of Wyoming ( is a sparsely populated state in the western region of the United States. He was appointed by Governor Dave Freudenthal to succeed the late Craig L. Thomas. David Duane "Dave" Freudenthal (born October 12, 1950) is an American politician from the U Craig Lyle Thomas ( February 17, 1933 – June 4, 2007) was an American politician who served over twelve years as a Republican He took office on June 25, 2007. Events 524 - Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeat the Burgundians Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
In 1974, Barrasso graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with a bachelor of science degree. Georgetown University is a Jesuit Private university located in Georgetown Washington D Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D A Bachelor of Science ( BS, BSc or BSc in the UK; less commonly S He also received his M.D. degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1978. Doctor of Medicine ( MD or MD, from the Latin Medicinæ Doctor meaning "Teacher of Medicine" is a doctoral Georgetown University School of Medicine ( GUSOM) is Georgetown University 's Medical school, and part of the Georgetown University Medical Center He conducted his residency at Yale Medical School in New Haven, Connecticut. Residency is a stage of graduate medical training. A resident physician or resident is a person who has received a Medical degree ( MD The Yale School of Medicine at Yale University is a private Medical school located in New Haven, Connecticut, U
Barrasso has two children — Peter, a sophomore at Georgetown University, and Emma, a freshman at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Georgetown University is a Jesuit Private university located in Georgetown Washington D A freshman, fresher, fish, or frosh is a first-year student in an educational institution Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (abbreviated RHIT) formerly Rose Polytechnic Institute, is a small private non-sectarian College He is divorced from Linda Nix. Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the termination of a Marriage.
Barrasso previously ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for the Senate in 1996 for the seat vacated by the moderate Alan K. Simpson of Cody, who was pro-choice. The US Senate election 1996 was an election for United States Senate which coincided with the re-election of Bill Clinton as president In Politics and Religion, a moderate is an individual who holds an intermediate position between two viewpoints neither to be extreme or radical by those applying Alan Kooi Simpson (born September 2, 1931, in Denver Colorado, U Cody is a city in Park County, Wyoming, United States. It is named after William Frederick Cody primarily known as Buffalo Bill, from William Overview See also Ethical aspects of abortion Pro-choice advocates emphasize their beliefs that having a child is a personal choice that affects a woman's body and In 1996, Barrasso lost the primary election to the pro-life advocate Mike Enzi, who now serves alongside Barrasso in the U. Overview See also Ethical aspects of abortion Pro-life individuals generally believe that human life should be valued either from conception or Implantation Michael Bradley "Mike" Enzi (born February 1 1944) is a United States Senator from Wyoming. S. Senate. Enzi defeated Barrasso 33-32 percent in a 7-way primary.
Barrasso was elected to the Wyoming State Senate in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. The Wyoming Senate is the Upper house of the Wyoming State Legislature. While in the Wyoming Senate, he was the chairman of the Transportation and Highways Committee. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in private practice in Casper. Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics (also spelled orthopaedics) is the branch of Surgery concerned with injuries to or conditions involving the Casper is the only City in and the County seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States, although the county is home to a number
Barrasso was chosen on June 22, 2007, by Democratic Governor Freudenthal to replace the late Senator Craig L. Thomas. Events 217 BC - Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Craig Lyle Thomas ( February 17, 1933 – June 4, 2007) was an American politician who served over twelve years as a Republican Freudenthal was, under Wyoming law, able to consider only three individuals whose names were submitted to him by the Republican State Central Committee because the seat was vacated by a Republican. The rejected choices were former state Treasurer Cynthia Lummis of Cheyenne and former Republican state chairman and lobbyist Tom Sansonetti, a former Thomas aide. In many Governments a treasurer is the person responsible for running the Treasury. Cynthia M Lummis Wiederspahn, known politically as Cynthia Lummis (born September 10, 1954) is a Republican Lawyer and Rancher Cheyenne ( /ʃaɪˈæn/ or /ʃaɪˈɛn/) is the capital of the U Lobbying includes all attempts to influence Legislators and officials whether by other legislators constituents or organized groups Tom Sansonetti is an Attorney and a government official from the U Although Thomas's term would have ended in January 2013, Barrasso's appointment is only until the November 2008 special election results are certified to fill the remainder of Thomas's term. A by-election or bye-election (called special election in the United States) is an Election held to fill a political office that has become vacant Barrasso stated when he lobbied for the position in June 2007, that if appointed he would run for the rest of Thomas's term in office. Enzi will face voters for a third full term in the same election cycle.
Barrasso announced on May 19, 2008 that he will run for the remainder of his current term in 2008 (although he had stated that as his intent previous to his appointment). The Wyoming United States Senate elections for 2008 will be held on November 4, 2008. Tom Sansonetti, one of the three GOP nominees for Thomas' seat stated he will not challenge Barrasso for the seat in the 2008 primary. The other nominee, Cynthia Lummis, is a candidate for the Republican nomination to replace retiring Congresswoman Barbara Cubin for the state's at-large House seat. Cynthia M Lummis Wiederspahn, known politically as Cynthia Lummis (born September 10, 1954) is a Republican Lawyer and Rancher The filing deadline in Wyoming was May 30, 2008 and as of that date Barrasso had not drawn a primary opponent. Two Democratic candidates did file to run for the seat.
In addition to his private practice, Barrasso is chief of staff of the Wyoming Medical Center, state president of the Wyoming Medical Society, president of the National Association of Physician Broadcasters, and a member of the American Medical Association Council of Ethics and Judicial Affairs. The American Medical Association (AMA founded in 1847 and incorporated 1897 is the largest association of Physicians and Medical students in the United States
Barrasso is also a rodeo physician for the Professional Rodeo Cowboy's Association (and a member of the "Cowboy Joe Club") and volunteers as a team physician for Casper College as well as several local high schools. Rodeo (ˈroʊdioʊ or /roʊˈdeɪoʊ/ is a sport which arose out of the working practices of cattle herding in Spain, Mexico, and later the United States He has been awarded the "Wyoming Physician of the Year. " He has also been awarded the "Medal of Excellence" by the Wyoming National Guard for his services to the National Guard. The Wyoming National Guard consists of the Wyoming Army National Guard Wyoming Air National Guard 153d Airlift Wing For the National Guard of a State and other countries' National Guard see National Guard. Dr. Barrasso also received the "Legislative Service Award" from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for his support of Wyoming's veterans.
He is also a member of the board of directors of Presidential Classroom, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that brings young people to Washington to learn about the government. Presidential Classroom provides the next generation of civic leaders with an extraordinary academic and leadership development experience in Washington D In Political science, nonpartisan denotes an Election, event or organization in which the participants declare or do not formally have a Political party Barrasso is a member of the Casper Chamber of Commerce and the Casper Rotary Club. A chamber of commerce (also referred to in some circles as a board of trade) is a form of Business network. Rotary International is an organization of Service clubs known as Rotary Clubs located all over the world
Barrasso is a perennial local host for the Jerry Lewis Telethon (with more than 20 years' service) and a frequent guest on Utah Public Television and the Casper ABC affiliate, KTWO, where he offers commentary on a wide range of medical topics. The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon is hosted by Jerry Lewis to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Public broadcasting refers to radio television and other electronic media outlets that receive some or all of their funding from the public The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. He is author of a regular newspaper column, "Keeping Wyoming Healthy" and is particularly known for his senior and elder care including, among other things, writing a series of monthly articles on senior fitness, care, and prevention entitled, "Caring for Wyoming's Seniors". A columnist is a Journalist who writes material on a regular basis for publication in a series
On August 11, 2007, during Cheyenne's annual Race for the Cure, Barrasso and Bobbi Brown, herself a breast cancer survivor and the state director for Barrasso's senate office, announced that they will marry. Events 2492 BC - Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Susan G Komen Race for the Cure is a series of 5K runs/fitness walks that raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against Breast cancer, celebrates breast Breast cancer is a Cancer that starts in the cells of the Breast in women and men Once the two were engaged, Brown resigned her position in Barrasso's senate office. 
The two have known each other for twenty-five years and have been dating for five years. They had discussed marriage before, but Barrasso's recent appointment to the U. S. Senate underscored the need to tie the knot. They were married on January 1, 2008, with their children in attendance in Thermopolis. New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Thermopolis is a town in Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. 
Brown has a 14-year old daughter from a previous marriage, while Barrasso has two children from his previous marriage to Linda Nix. 
Barrasso is considered a conservative, though in 1996 he ran for senate as a pro-choice, social moderate. Conservatism in the United States includes a variety of political ideologies including Fiscal conservatism, Supply-side economics, Social conservatism  He has received an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association. The National Rifle Association, or NRA, is a non-profit ( 501(c(4) group dedicated to the protection of the Second Amendment of the ”
He has said “I believe in limited government, lower taxes, less spending, traditional family values, local control and a strong national defense,” and said he has “voted for prayer in schools, against gay marriage and [has] sponsored legislation to protect the sanctity of life”. Limited Government is a government structure where any more than minimal governmental intervention in personal liberties and the economy is not usually allowed by Law, usually School prayer in its most common usage refers to state sanctioned Prayer by students in state Schools. Same-sex marriage (also referred to as gay marriage) is a term for a legally or Socially recognized Marriage between two people of the same In Religion and Ethics, inviolability or sanctity of life is a principle of implied protection regarding aspects of sentient life which are said to be holy 
Barasso joined Wyoming colleague Michael B. Enzi in endorsing the nomination of Richard Honaker of Rock Springs to the U.S. District Court in Cheyenne. Michael Bradley "Mike" Enzi (born February 1 1944) is a United States Senator from Wyoming. Richard Henderson Honaker (born March 10 1951) is a Lawyer in Rock Springs Wyoming who was nominated on March 19 2007 Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. The United States district courts are the general Trial courts of the United States federal court system. The selection has been pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee since 2007 because of opposition from secularists and supporters of abortion access. The United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary (informally Senate Judiciary Committee) is a Standing committee of the United States Senate, the Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Secularism is generally the assertion that governmental practices or institutions should exist separately from Religion or religious beliefs
|United States Senate|
Craig L. Thomas
|United States Senator (Class 1) from Wyoming|
June 25, 2007 – present
Served alongside: Mike Enzi