George Lincoln Barker was first elected to the Virginia Senate in 2007. Prior to his election, he had been active in a number of civic and community organizations since first moving to Northern Virginia more than 35 years ago.
George has two degrees from Harvard University, receiving undergraduate honors in Economics and Public Health and a master's in Health Policy and Management. For three decades he worked for the Health Systems Agency of Northern Virginia, seeking to contain skyrocketing health care costs, promote quality of care, and ensure access to medical care for Virginia families. He currently consults on health care issues.