In Recognition of Mr. Tony Barbaby Representative David G. Valadao
Posted on 2015-01-07
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Mr. VALADAO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Tony Barba on
his retirement after 20 years of dedicated service to the people of
Kings County, California.
Mr. Barba was born on June 13, 1935 in Hanford, California. He spent his entire youth in Hanford, where he attended local schools. He attended College of the Sequoias and later joined the U.S. Army.
In 1964, after completing his service in the U.S. Army, Mr. Barba began his career with the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Mr. Barba was initially assigned to the Baldwin Park area, however, in 1965 he was transferred back to his hometown of Hanford, where he was the first Latino CHP officer. He would serve the Hanford community as a CHP officer for the rest of his 26 year career with the patrol.
Mr. Barba was elected to represent District Four on the King County Board of Supervisors in 1994. He was the first Latino to serve on the Kings County Board of Supervisors. Mr. Barba has been reelected to serve on the board five times and is the longest serving District Four Supervisor.
After completing his fifth term, Mr. Barba is retiring on December 31, 2014.
District Four and the entire Kings County community have been extremely fortunate to have a dedicated representative such as Mr. Barba to ensure the wellbeing of their community.
Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues in the United States House of Representatives to join me in commending Tony Barba for his 20 years of dedicated public service in Kings County and congratulating him on his recent retirement.