Barbara Bass

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Barbara Bass
Barbara Bass.jpg
Mayor of Tyler, Texas
In office
May 2008[1] – May 2014
Preceded byJoey Seeber[2]
Succeeded byMartin Heines
Personal details
Barbara Reid Bass

(1954-01-29) January 29, 1954 (age 68)
Political partyRepublican
Billy H. Bass
(m. 1977)
Alma materTexas A&M University
at Commerce
OccupationCertified Public Accountant[1]

Barbara Reid Bass (born January 29, 1954) is the immediate past mayor of Tyler, Texas. First elected in May 2008,[1] she won re-election in 2010 and 2012.[3] She left office in 2014 because of term limits[2] and was succeeded by Martin Heines, a real estate businessman.


Bass has served as chair of the Better Business Bureau of Central East Texas, and the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, the Tyler Economic Development Council.[1] Bass also served as chairman of the Hospice of East Texas and as treasurer of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra Association.[1] For two decades, she has served on the Texas Society of CPAs, including three terms on the executive board.[1] She was a Leadership Tyler Class I participant.[1] To succeed Mayor Joey Seeber, Bass defeated Laura Corbett in 2008 to become Tyler's first female mayor.[2]

She donated money to Louie Gohmert.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Bass is a native East Texan and moved to Tyler with her husband, Billy, in 1977.[1] She is a partner in the CPA firm, Gollob Morgan Peddy PC.[1] She is the treasurer of Pollard United Methodist Church.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Tyler Mayor announces re-election bid". KLTV. January 20, 2012. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Tyler Mayor Race". East Texas Review. May 7, 2008. Archived from the original on November 22, 2008. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
  3. ^ "Mayor". City of Tyler. Archived from the original on February 17, 2016. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
  4. ^ "Political Contributions". Campaign Contributions. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
Political offices
Preceded by
Joey Seeber
Mayor of Tyler
Succeeded by