Robert Barra

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Robert Barra
Member of the New York State Assembly
In office
21st district: 2001–2002
14th district: 2003–2010
Personal details
Born 1959/1960 (age 56–57)[1]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Celeste
Children two
Residence Lynbrook, New York
Alma mater Hofstra University
Profession politician

Robert D. "Bob" Barra (born February 1, 1960[1]) is a Republican who was elected to serve the 21st district of the New York State Assembly in November 2000. Because of redistricting due to the census, Assemblyman Barra became the Assembly member from the newly formed 14th Assembly district.

Barra received a B.A. degree in communication and journalism from Hofstra University in 1982. He has worked for the Nassau County Department of Commerce, the North Hempstead Town Board, the Nassau Board of Elections, former congressman David A. Levy, and the Nassau Republican Party. He was an aide to state senator Dean Skelos at three different times between 1996 and 1999.[1]

From 1991 until 1997, Barra served on the Lynbrook Village Board of Trustees. In 1999 he was appointed to the Hempstead Town Board.[1] He was unable to win re-election due to the change of how board members were elected; up until that point, Hempstead Town Board members were elected at-large, instead of using the district system that is in place today.

Barra became a member of the New York State Assembly in January 2001. He stepped down from the Assembly at the end of 2010.[2]

He lives in Lynbrook, New York, with his wife Celeste and two daughters: Alexandra and Erica.


  1. ^ a b c d Frank, Thomas (September 18, 1999). "In Hempstead: Whiffs in Baseball, a Hit in Politics; Robert Barra is running for home on the town board". Newsday. Retrieved March 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ Murphy, William (June 7, 2010). "Two veteran LI GOP assemblymen calling it quits". Newsday. Retrieved March 13, 2011. 
New York Assembly
Preceded by
James Darcy
New York State Assembly, 21st District
Succeeded by
Thomas Alfano
Preceded by
Marc Herbst
New York State Assembly, 14th District
Succeeded by
Brian F. Curran