Candidate Bio

Eliot_Barron_for_Congress_2016_-_Website_2.jpegGreen Party veteran candidate Eliot Barron is making good on a promise to the citizens and voters of the state and nation: to be an independent alternative on the ballot.

Barron, whose civic duties include a tour in the army, the commerce department's census operation of 2010, volunteer positions for the Red Cross, and two prior congressional runs, is gaining ground where few might expect: toward the "safely" Republican House of Representatives.

Steeped both in American and in World History, a student of current affairs, a strong voice for justice, freedom, peace and the environment, Barron is a thoughtful and candid person, whose call to politics is right on time.

The candidate in past years has distinguished himself in print, on television and radio. He has even recorded a podcast series in an effort to let people know that the time has come to make a clear stand, and to create the new media.

Encouraging independents to be recognized and counted, welcoming searchers for new voices and otherwise making the Green Party a home for both the hopeful and disenchanted, Eliot aims to get the district's undecideds' votes.

Once assigned as a medic to the U.S. Army 2nd Airborne Ranger Battalion, Barron remembers "Rangers lead the way. All the way."

Mr. Barron is passionate about the state of Louisiana and is an avid outdoorsman. With your support, he'll put people before politics and represent Louisiana in a new congress. It is high time for rotation in the capitol.

Eliot Barron, candidate for Louisiana's 1st district of the United States House of Representatives, is an independent running with a fresh alternative to the Democratic and Republican status quo, the Green Party.

A graduate of Lewis and Clark College in Oregon, having studied abroad in Munich, Germany, Barron enlisted in the military and was stationed in Missouri, Texas, Georgia, Washington and Virginia for training and service; living and working also in Alaska and Wisconsin and points in between. This exposure to other states and regional cultures in the country with real time in the workforce has opened horizons and will be of invaluable worth in office.

As a realtor in today's market, Barron appreciates diverse economic realities and demographic truths.  With eyes that see and ears that hear, he would make a good representative.

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  • commented 2016-08-11 10:45:13 -0500 · Flag
    I am delighted to say a few words about Eliot. He is a bright, caring young man who is both well traveled and well read. He brings a sophistication beyond his years to his deep and sincere wish to serve in the public sector. Please support my friend Eliot Barron for Congress.
  • commented 2016-08-08 11:57:18 -0500 · Flag
    Mr Barron
    You candidacy is inspired!
    We watched your last run for Congress and were very impressed by you articulate reasonable and heartfelt message.
    Good luck
    Cedric Errol
  • commented 2016-07-29 18:50:15 -0500
    Hi Eliot. Hope you can make “Who is Jill Stein” discussion 3pm Sunday, July 31st, at the CC COFFEEHOUSE on 2800 Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans. Given that you are a Louisiana Green on the ballot in November your participation would be a definite plus.
  • commented 2014-11-01 18:29:41 -0500
    Mr. Barron,

    My mother’s name was Volcie Barron. Know little about you, but as a candidate for the Green Party in Louisiana you must have courage. Generally, I find Louisiana politics dispiriting and the candidates ludicrous. You have my vote, sir. I would love to send you some of the most pointed emails I have sent to our current representatives in both houses of Congress.

    Harton Firmin
  • commented 2014-10-25 22:04:50 -0500
    Eliot, I enjoyed watching the televised debate and hearing you voice your perspectives on social and political matters integral to our common life and our wellness as a nation. Your forthright, honest candor was refreshing and set you apart from the others.

    Congratulations in this vocational pursuit and in the channeled focus and release of this passion.


    As ever,
    Rob Goldsmith
  • commented 2014-10-09 08:54:04 -0500
    Great Green Party work Eliot Barron! Thank you for being Green Party candidate!
  • commented 2014-10-07 21:56:56 -0500 · Flag
    Thank you for bringing a fresh new, intelligent, thoughtful perspective to North Louisiana in Bastrop tonight. You were a calm voice of truth and reason. DON"T GIVE UP! Just know there ARE folks out here behind what you stand for- even in this sea of red.
  • commented 2014-09-23 05:44:29 -0500
    Thank you for running as Green Party candidate!
  • commented 2014-09-11 15:06:12 -0500
    Mr. Barron, I appreciated hearing you speak at the 5th District Congressional Candidate Forum in West Monroe. I am eager to hear you speak again in our area.
  • commented 2014-08-25 17:55:19 -0500 · Flag
    Glad that you’re running again Eliot! It’s wonderful to know we will get to hear alternative ideas from alternative candidates as opposed to just more of the same from the two major parties!
  • commented 2014-03-23 14:28:06 -0500
    There is always a way
  • commented 2014-03-23 14:26:23 -0500
  • commented 2014-03-23 14:25:34 -0500
  • commented 2013-11-24 09:01:21 -0600
    TY :)