• I'm Running for Delegate In Virginia's District 6
    Hello, I'm Jim Barker I'm Running for Delegate In Virginia's District 6
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Who is Jim Barker?

I was born and raised in Marion, Virginia. I went through school in Marion and attended college at Virginia Tech. After a long, successful career with the U.S. Forest Service which included time spent as a law enforcement officer, I founded my own real estate appraisal business. Now I feel it’s time I use my education, experience, and skills on behalf of my fellow citizens.

As a town council member and throughout my varied background and experience in my federal career, I have developed a wide knowledge base that has helped me understand and appreciate many of the challenges of public service. I place a strong emphasis in creating positive change especially when change can improve a situation or program. During my federal career and now as a town council member, I strive to make everything work better and more efficiently.

I am a strong supporter of the U.S. and Commonwealth constitutions, our educators, our first responders, and law enforcement officers. I have experience in law enforcement and know how tough the job can be. I have served on the Marion Town Council from 2010 through the present and have worked hard make it a better place to live. Now I want to go to Richmond and work just as hard for everybody in District 6.

I want and will appreciate your vote on November 5th.

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My Vision

Nobody has been giving Southwest Virginia the representation we deserve.

No one has been there fighting to assure that our needs get the attention and

state funding they require. When elected, my top priorities will be:

Economic Growth

Southwest Virginians need good jobs beyond service and make-work jobs. We need more highly skilled blue collar jobs which can offer salaries with which we can send our children to college, provide great family housing, and access the best health care.

Solving The Drug Crisis

Drug abuse is extremely damaging to our area. We must work with law enforcement, social agencies, medical providers, religious organizations, and schools in order to reverse the drug crisis in Southwest Virginia.

Improving Education

We must ensure that our local schools and colleges are competitive with schools across the globe. We must reverse the shrinking state funding for education in our area. The salaries we pay our teachers must attract the best and most educated candidates.

Your Support Makes a Difference

By voting for me, you are helping District 6 in Southwest Virginia gain access to better economic outcomes, a more well-rounded education, and the funding and support we need to combat the drug crisis. Each person’s vote will make a difference for our community.

My Core Values

These are the values which I pledge to bring to my campaign each and every day.


I pledge to be transparent and up front on all issues throughout my campaign.


I only run my campaign with honesty and strong moral principles.


Rest assured, I will take responsibility for my decisions.


I will give this campaign my all, even when things get tough.

Community Over Politics

I care deeply about our community. Our needs are more important than politics and party lines.

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Campaign Address
P.O. Box 1473
Marion, VA 24354