Jeffrey L. Barnhart

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Jeffrey L. Barnhart
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 82nd district
In office
Preceded by Tim Tallent
Succeeded by Larry Pittman
Personal details
Born (1956-03-05) March 5, 1956 (age 59)
Waverly, New York
Political party Republican
Residence Concord, North Carolina
Alma mater Southern Illinois University

Jeffrey L. Barnhart (born March 5, 1956) was a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's Eighty-second House District, including constituents in Cabarrus County. A businessman, Barnhart served in the state's House of Representatives from 2001-2011.[1] He resigned September 30, 2011, to join the consulting firm McGuireWoods.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Barnhart was born in Waverly, New York to Fred Harrison and Mildred Lorraine Sjostrom Barnhart. He and his wife Jody (Springston) have four children and one other child with another.[3]


Graduated from Waverly High School in 1974. He then attended Southern Illinois University and earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Industrial Technology in 1981.

Military service[edit]

Served in the United States Air Force from 1978-82.

Early Political career[edit]

  • Cabarrus County Commissioner – 10 years
  • Acting County Manager – Cabarrus County – 8 months
  • Cabarrus Economic Development Board of Directors – 9 years
  • Water & Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County – 6 years


Barnhart serves on the board of directors for the conservative nonprofit website,[4]