Ron Barber for Congress Releases New Ad: “Fran”

September 12th, 2012

First ad highlights Barber’s work protecting middle class families in Southern Arizona

Tucson, AZ – Ron Barber for Congress today released its first ad in the general election for Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District. The new ad, a thirty-second spot titled “Fran,” describes Barber’s work to prevent Fran Bartholomeaux’s home from going into foreclosure. Fran is a Southern Arizona resident and registered nurse with whom Barber worked while he was Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ district director.

“People who work hard and play by the rules should not lose their homes due to getting sick or losing their job,” said Barber. “Fran has worked her whole life serving her community and teaching the next generation of nurses. It is an honor for me to be able to help people like her.”

A full transcript of the ad can be found here. [PDF]

Barber has lived and worked in Southern Arizona for 50 years. Prior to being elected to Congress, he ran Congresswoman Giffords’ district office, directed the Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities, and owned and operated a small business for 22 years with his wife, Nancy.

Since being elected to represent Congressional District 8 in June, Barber has voted to keep taxes low for middle class families, fund infrastructure jobs in Arizona, and prevent student loan rates from doubling. The first amendment Barber introduced in Congress called for redirecting funding from administrative costs within the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development to provide housing for 77,000 homeless veterans. Barber has also introduced two pieces of bipartisan legislation: a bill to combat the ‘poaching’ of veterans pensions and another that would ensure better coordination between law enforcement agencies and the US and Mexican governments as they work to secure the border.