|Mayor of Hattiesburg|
July 3, 2017
|Preceded by||Johnny DuPree|
|Member of the MississippiHouseofRepresentatives |
from the 102nd district
|Preceded by||Lee Jarrell Davis|
|Succeeded by||Missy McGee|
|Political party||Independent (since 2017)|
|Republican (before 2017)|
|Alma mater||University of Southern Mississippi (B.A.,2004;M.A.,2006) Brown University (Master of Healthcare Leadership,2015)|
Toby Barker (born December 31,1981) is an American politician and the current Mayor of Hattiesburg,Mississippi. In 2007,he was elected a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives from the 102nd District. At the age of 25,Barker became the then-youngest legislator elected in Mississippi's history.He is a former member of the Republican Party. In 2017,Barker ran as an independent and defeated four-term incumbent Johnny DuPree to become Hattiesburg's 35th mayor.
Barker is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications (2004) and a Master of Science degree in Economic Development (2006). He also holds a Master of Healthcare Leadership degree from Brown University (2015).
Hattiesburg is a city in the U.S. state of Mississippi,located primarily in Forrest County and extending west into Lamar County. The city population was 45,989 at the 2010 census,with the population now being 48,730 in 2020. Hattiesburg is the principal city of the Hattiesburg Metropolitan Statistical Area,which encompasses Covington,Forrest,Lamar,and Perry counties. The city is located in the Pine Belt region.
William Carey University is a private Christian liberal arts college in Mississippi,affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and the Mississippi Baptist Convention. The main campus is in Hattiesburg,and a second campus is in the Tradition community near Gulfport and Biloxi.
John Curtis Kyle was an American attorney and Democratic politician from Mississippi during the late 19th century. He was most notable for his service as mayor of Sardis,Mississippi (1879-1881),a member of the Mississippi State Senate (1881-1885),member of the Mississippi Railroad Commission (1886-1890) and member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1891-1897).
The University of Southern Mississippi is a public research university with its main campus in Hattiesburg,Mississippi. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's,master's,specialist,and doctoral degrees. The university is classified among "R1:Doctoral Universities –Very high research activity".
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The 2022 United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi will be held on November 8,2022,to elect the four U.S. representatives from the state of Mississippi,one from each of the state's four congressional districts. The elections will coincide with other elections to the House of Representatives,elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections.
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