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Roy Barnes

Roy Barnes
Barnes in 2010
80th Governor of Georgia
In office
January 11, 1999 – January 13, 2003
Lieutenant Mark Taylor
Preceded by Zell Miller
Succeeded by Sonny Perdue
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
from the 33rd district
In office
November 3, 1992 – November 3, 1998
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Don Wix
Member of the Georgia Senate
from the 33rd district
In office
November 5, 1974 – November 6, 1990
Preceded by Jack Henderson
Succeeded by Steve Thompson
Personal details
Born (1948-03-11) March 11, 1948
U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Marie Dobbs
Children Harlan
Allison
Alyssa
Alma mater University of Georgia
Religion Methodism

Roy Eugene Barnes (born March 11, 1948)[1] is an American attorney, politician and member of the

Georgia Senate
Preceded by
Jack Henderson
Member of the Georgia Senate
from 33rd district

1974–1990
Succeeded by
Steve Thompson
Georgia House of Representatives
New constituency Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
from 33rd district

1992–1998
Succeeded by
Don Wix
Party political offices
Preceded by
Zell Miller
Governor of Georgia
2002
Succeeded by
Mark Taylor
Preceded by
Mark Taylor
Governor of Georgia
2010
Succeeded by
Jason Carter
Political offices
Preceded by
Zell Miller
Governor of Georgia
1999–2003
Succeeded by
Sonny Perdue
  • Roy Barnes for Governor official campaign site
  • Barnes Law Group
  • Roy Barnes at the New Georgia Encyclopedia
  • Lawmakers Flashbacks at Georgia Public Broadcasting
  • Profile in Courage Award from the John F. Kennedy Library
  • Commission on No Child Left Behind at the Aspen Institute

External links

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Cook, James F. (2005). The Governors of Georgia, 1754-2004, 3rd Edition, Revised and Expanded. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Roy E. Barnes, Barnes Law Group, Marietta, GA: Barnes Law Group, 2014, Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Roy Barnes – John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum". Jfklibrary.org. December 28, 2005. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Press Notification" (PDF). Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "New Georgia Encyclopedia: Roy Barnes (b. 1948)". Georgiaencyclopedia.org. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Governor Roy E. Barnes". The Aspen Institute. August 23, 2010. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c "Attorney Profile, Roy E. Barnes, Georgia Commercial Litigation". Barnes Law Group. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  8. ^ Zell Miller
  9. ^ a b "July 21, 1998 – Federal and Statewide". Sos.georgia.gov. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b c "11/3/98 – Federal and Statewide". Sos.georgia.gov. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  11. ^ "General Assembly of Georgia". Legis.state.ga.us. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  12. ^ a b c d e Embattled battle flag, Georgia Trend, Norcross, GA: Georgia Trend, February 2004, Young, N., Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  13. ^ Barnes calls for teacher bonuses and to end tenure, Online Athens, Athens, GA: Athens Banner-Herald, 14 January 2000, Jones, W.C., Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  14. ^ a b Teacher group lobbies against ending tenure, Savannahnow.com, Savannah, GA: Savannah Morning News, 8 February 2000, Jones, W.C., Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  15. ^ a b c d Barnes calls for end of social promotion, The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, GA: The Augusta Chronicle, 9 February 2001, Morris News Service: Williams, D., Martin, J., Sparks, P., Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  16. ^ a b State failed Terrell Peterson, Barnes says at bill signing, Georgia Association of Homes and Services for Children, reprinted with permission from Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta, GA: Cox Interactive Media; 7 April 2000, Martz, R., Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  17. ^ a b c Attorneys, Barnes Law Group, Marietta, GA: Barnes Law Group, 2014, Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  18. ^ a b c "11/5/2002 – Federal and Statewide". Sos.georgia.gov. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  19. ^ a b c d e f State Supreme Court dismisses legal challenge to voter ID law, Online Athens, Athens, GA: Athens Banner-Herald, 11 June 2007, Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  20. ^ The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality..., Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Journal Constitution, 29 May 2008.
  21. ^ "Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Governor Roy E. Barnes Announce Commission on No Child Left Behind". The Aspen Institute. August 23, 2010. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  22. ^ "About the Commission". The Aspen Institute. August 23, 2010. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  23. ^ Issues, Roy 2010, Georgia, Retrieved 2010
  24. ^ "The 2010 Results Maps". Politico.Com. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  25. ^ "Deal defeats Barnes to take Governor's Mansion". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved September 3, 2010. 
  26. ^ "July 20, 2010 – Governor". Sos.georgia.gov. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  27. ^ "August 20, 2002 – Federal and Statewide". Sos.georgia.gov. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  28. ^ "8/11/98 – Federal and Statewide". Sos.georgia.gov. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  29. ^ "11/5/96 – State House". Sos.georgia.gov. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  30. ^ "7/9/96 – State House". Sos.georgia.gov. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 

References

See also

Georgia State Representative District 33 1996 – Democratic Primary[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Roy E. Barnes (incumbent) 1,078 100.0
Georgia State Representative District 33 1996[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Roy E. Barnes (incumbent) 8,054 70.2
Republican Michael G. Greene 3,423 29.8
Georgia Gubernatorial Election 1998 – Democratic Primary[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Roy E. Barnes 239,517 49.2
Democratic Morris James 9,148 1.9
Democratic Steve Langford 31,543 6.5
Democratic Lewis A. Massey 135,920 27.9
Democratic Carlton Myers 4,853 1.0
Democratic David Poythress 65,860 13.5
Georgia Gubernatorial Election 1998 – Democratic Primary Runoff[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Roy E. Barnes 221,651 82.9
Democratic Lewis A. Massey 45,735 17.1
Georgia Gubernatorial Election 1998[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Roy E. Barnes 941,076 52.5
Republican Guy Millner 790,201 44.1
Libertarian Jack Cashin 61,531 3.4
Georgia Gubernatorial Election 2002 – Democratic Primary[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Roy E. Barnes (incumbent) 434,892 100.0
Georgia Gubernatorial Election 2002[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Roy E. Barnes (incumbent) 937,062 46.3
Republican Sonny Perdue 1,041,677 51.4
Libertarian Gary Hayes 47,122 2.3
Georgia Gubernatorial Election 2010 – Democratic Primary[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thurbert Baker 85,146 21.7
Democratic Roy E. Barnes 258,401 65.8
Democratic Bill Bolton 3,555 0.9
Democratic Carl Camon 4,152 1.1
Democratic Randall Mangham 3,106 0.8
Democratic DuBose Porter 16,499 4.2
Democratic David Poythress 21,613 5.5

Electoral history

On November 2, 2010, Barnes conceded to Deal as the Republican rode a wave of GOP backing in the 2010 midterm elections.[25]

Barnes’ campaign, Roy 2010, emphasized growing jobs, securing water sources, improving education, and expanding transportation options.[23] Barnes won the 2010 Democratic Primary on July 20, 2010, so faced off against Republican Nathan Deal and Libertarian John Monds.[24]

[4] Barnes announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Georgia in the 2010 election on June 3, 2009 in his hometown of

2010 gubernatorial election

According to its mission, the commission "is a bipartisan effort to identify and build support for improvements in federal education policy to spur academic achievement and close persistent achievement gaps."[22]

On February 14, 2006, the Aspen Institute announced the forming of the Commission on No Child Left Behind. Barnes, along with former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson, was named co-chair of the commission.[21]

Aspen Institute Commission on No Child Left Behind

Previously, Georgians could show one of 17 forms of identification, including those without photos, such as utility bills, to check in at the polls.[19] Supporters said it would increase voter confidence through a better verification process. Legislators revised the law and made it easier for people to get free photo cards for voting, but the rules were repeatedly barred from implementation until early 2008.[20]

The state's highest court, however, stated that Lake, the only plaintiff in the case, had photograph identification through MARTA,[19] the area's mass transit system, as a result of needed disability access to it, that would have qualified her to vote in July 2006, so she did not have legal standing to file suit.[19] Justice Harold Melton wrote that since Lake had photograph identification that was acceptable for voting, in-person, under the 2006 Act, she did not have standing to challenge the state's voter identification law as an unconstitutional restriction on her voting rights.[19]

[19] The Georgia Supreme Court, on June 11, 2007, unanimously dismissed a legal challenge to the state's

Georgia Supreme Court rulings as attorney

Upon completing his service at Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Barnes founded the Barnes Law Group with his daughter, Allison Barnes Salter; son-in-law, John Salter; and long-time law partner, Charles Tanksley.[17] The Barnes Law Group continues Barnes' private law practice[17] which began in 1975 when he formed his first law firm.[7]

Barnes Law Group

For his leadership in minimizing the [5] Barnes was awarded the 2003 Profile in Courage Award by the John F. Kennedy Library.[3][12]

Profile in Courage Award

Following his defeat, Barnes decided to lend his talents to a legal aid organization,[5] the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc., working for six months as a full-time volunteer. During this time, he provided legal advice to indigent clients pro bono, and established a website outlining the rights of consumers: www.myconsumerrights.com.[6]

Return to legal career

According to the February 2004 issue of Georgia Trend, "Democrat Roy Barnes was one of the most powerful governors in history.[12] His nickname 'King Roy' was an affectionate term accorded him by supporters because he knew how to pull the levers and make things happen in the legislature."[12] Barnes was also known as a powerful 'suburban governor.'[1]

Facing re-election, Barnes lost[2] in an upset in November 2002 as part of a larger Republican [18]

2002 gubernatorial election

During most of his tenure, his former law partner, State Senator Georgia Senate.

Further, Barnes supported the building of the Northern Arc, an outer perimeter north of Atlanta, which met with opposition from the locals.[1]

Barnes proposed highway safety measures to curb teen driving, in an attempt to save lives of young drivers who are killed in automobile crashes.[15] Barnes proposed that teens would have a 10 pm curfew, a limit on passengers riding in their vehicles, and that 16-year-olds would be unable to drive without adult supervision in 18 metropolitan Atlanta counties.[15]

Georgia's Child Advocate Office within Georgia's Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) was established by Barnes as a result of the death of five-year-old Terrell Peterson, whose care was under State supervision at the time of his death.[16] Barnes signed the Terrell Peterson Act to protect children at risk of death due to abuse, also as a result of Terrell's death.[16]

[15] and ending [14][13] included eliminating tenure for newly hired teachers;[1] Barnes' education reform measures

Barnes also took executive action to change the flag of the state of Georgia, despite vocal opposition.[1][12] The state flag had featured the Confederate battle emblem since 1956.[12]

Barnes's tenure as governor was marked by accomplishment. In January 1999 after being elected Governor, Barnes’ first act of his new administration was to sign an order banning all lobbyist gifts to the 56,000 employees working in the state government's executive branch.[1]

Record as Governor

The Democrats retained control of both houses of the [10]

In 1998, Barnes ran for governor again, this time defeating [10]

1998 gubernatorial election

Current Georgia state flag since 2003
Georgia state flag from 2001 to 2003
Georgia state flag from 1956 to 2001 with confederate flag emblem that was removed during Barnes governorship

Governor of Georgia

Barnes returned to politics in 1992, when he was elected to the [5]

Georgia House of Representatives

After eight terms in the Georgia Senate, Barnes entered the [5]

1990 gubernatorial election

[7][2] After his second term, he was named floor leader to Governor

Barnes’ political career began in 1974, when he was elected by the citizens of [5]

Georgia Senate

Georgia General Assembly

After college, Barnes enrolled in the [5][6] after serving four months in the Army.[1]

Upon his graduation from [5][6]

Roy Barnes was born on March 11, 1948[1][5] in [5][6]

Early life, education, and family

Contents

  • Early life, education, and family 1
  • Georgia General Assembly 2
    • Georgia Senate 2.1
    • 1990 gubernatorial election 2.2
    • Georgia House of Representatives 2.3
  • Governor of Georgia 3
    • 1998 gubernatorial election 3.1
    • Record as Governor 3.2
    • 2002 gubernatorial election 3.3
  • Return to legal career 4
    • Profile in Courage Award 4.1
    • Barnes Law Group 4.2
      • Georgia Supreme Court rulings as attorney 4.2.1
  • Aspen Institute Commission on No Child Left Behind 5
  • 2010 gubernatorial election 6
  • Electoral history 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

After his defeat, Barnes resumed the practice of law and co-chaired the in 2010, losing to Republican Nathan Deal.[4]

In 2003, Barnes was awarded the in 2002.[2][3]

A member of the in 1998, handily winning the primary and general elections.

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