CONGRESSMAN THOMAS M. BARRETT
[D] WISCONSIN 5TH DISTRICT
Congressman Tom Barrett was born on December 8, 1953 on the Westside of Milwaukee. He attended Marquette University High School and went on to graduate Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in economics in 1976. After receiving his law degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1980, Barrett clerked for Federal Judge Robert Warren, then went on to private practice, specializing in business law at the Milwaukee firm of Smith & O'Neil from 1982 to 1985.
Barrett served in the Wisconsin Assembly and the State Senate. In 1992, Barrett was elected to represent the Fifth District in Congress, and took office in January, 1993. The Fifth District includes the Northern half of Milwaukee, and the communities of Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, Glendale, River Hills, Shorewood, Wauwatosa, and Whitefish Bay. Barrett serves on the Committee on Banking and Financial Services and the Subcommittees on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, and Domestic and International Monetary Policy. Barrett also serves on the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight and the Subcommittee on Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations.
Barrett and his wife, Kristine, live on Milwaukee's northwest side with their two children, three-year-old Tommy and one-and-a-half-year-old Annie.