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Sen. Regina Barrow, Chair, Senate Select Committee on Women & Children

Sen. Regina Barrow

Chair, Senate Select Committee on Women & Children

In 2005, Regina Ashford Barrow was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives as the Louisiana State Representative for District 29, and then re-elected to serve her 3rd consecutive term as the State Representative for District 29 in 2011. In 2015, she was elected to the Louisiana State Senate.

While a State Representative she was active on a number of committees including the House Ways and Means Committee, Health and Welfare Committee, the Municipal, Parochial, Cultural Affairs Committee and the Joint Capital Outlay Committee. She currently serves as the Chairwoman of the Select Committee on Women and Children, Vice Chair of the Health and Welfare Committee, a member of the Finance Committee, Judiciary C, Labor and Industrial Relations, and the Select Committee on Veterans Affairs.

As a State Legislator, Senator Barrow has stayed actively involved in giving her community the leadership they deserve. As a Representative, Senator Barrow passed several pertinent pieces of legislation including ACT 264, which provides National Guard members who re-enlist in the National Guard the opportunity to receive free college tuition up to a doctorate degree. She also ushered through ACT 98, which creates a new economic development district for the North Baton Rouge area. Senator Barrow is also deeply committed to strong ethics within our state government.

Senator Barrow and her husband, James, have been married for 31 years and have two children, James Barrow, Jr. and Shanrika Barrow Fobb, a son-in law, Derrick Fobb, Sr. and two grandsons, Jeremiah and Derrick Jr.