Tucson, AZ – Congressional Candidate Ron Barber announced today that he will run for Congress in the regular 2012 election in addition to the special election in June in which he is already a candidate. Due to redistricting, the two elections are in slightly different districts, both of which are based in the Tucson foothills, much of east and central Tucson, Green Valley and Cochise county. Barber has been a candidate in the special election for just over five weeks.
“Talking with Southern Arizonans has been inspiring,” said Barber. “People across Pima and Cochise Counties have urged me to run for Congress this fall, and have offered me their support and their encouragement. Southern Arizonans are concerned about the future, and worried about what kind of future will be there for their children. They want a Congress that is on their side, and focused on protecting the middle class that’s slowly disappearing. This nation cannot thrive without a thriving middle class. I am going to Washington to fight for middle class families, veterans and seniors, and to continue our work to bring home the resources we need to control our Southern border.”
Barber had announced his candidacy in the special election on February 9. He pointed to encouragement from supporters in Southern Arizona, as well as the support of his family, in making his decision to run in the regular election.
“Some people might ask, Hey Ron, what took you so long?” Barber said. “I don’t rush into things, but once I make a decision, I stick with it for the long haul. But don’t take my word for it. Ask my wife Nancy. We started dating in 1963.”