Senator George L. Barker represents Virginia’s 39th District, which includes parts of Alexandria City, southern Fairfax County, and northern Prince William County.
Since moving to Virginia 40 years ago, Senator Barker has been involved with a wide variety of local issues and has been an active member of a number of civic and community organizations. As the chair of Fairfax County's Transportation Advisory Commission and vice-chair of the Tysons Task Force, Senator Barker worked to improve transportation conditions and helped to re-design Tysons Corner. He has also chaired several other state, county, and local organizations related to health care, human resources, education and transportation.
With a background in healthcare management and policy, Senator Barker has worked tirelessly to address the rising costs of quality healthcare for Virginia families. take out entire sentence here: In addition to his legislative duties, Senator Barker serves as the current Executive Director of the Greater Prince William County Health Center.
Since being elected in 2007, he has established a reputation as bipartisan leader who knows how to get things done. The Washington Post described him as, “one of the more effective, pragmatic lawmakers in Richmond.”
From fixing transportation and improving our education system, to creating an environment that is good for take out word "both" businesses and job growth, Senator Barker is committed to working together to find common sense solutions that will benefit Virginians in his district and across the Commonwealth.
Senator Barker and his wife Jane are parents of a son and daughter, both of whom are married, and have two grandchildren.