Barry is a real Republican who has and always will fight for liberty over tyranny. He's a pro-life constitutional conservative who believes we must stop illegal entry at our border, secure our elections with fully auditable results for every race and every ballot, eliminate property taxes while limiting the growth of spending by reducing the size of government, fix education, and protect our culture, children, and families.
Barry grew up in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas in the 70s and 80s. His brothers and he were raised by a strong single mother after their father abandoned the family. She made it clear to her four boys that they were not victims. And neither was she. As a single mother with no child support, she led by example, and through hard work and determination, it paid off. She instilled in her children the importance of education, as well as the love for God, country, state, city, and our community. These are the principles that Barry stands by to this day.
Barry went to elementary school at Akiba Academy, before being accepted into St. Mark's School of Texas, where he not only excelled in the classroom, but also in varsity sports, theater, and student government as student council president.
In college, his studies at the University of Texas focused on international relations, Soviet and East European studies, and linguistics. He was selected as one of a select few civilians to study with the US Air Force and Army Russian linguists at Trinity University, later earning a USIA Grant to study at the Moscow Power College in Russia.
Upon graduating college, he moved to Israel where he first worked in dispute resolution for the Ministry of Justice in Jerusalem and fighting bogus claims of Israel's mistreatment of terrorists by agenda-driven leftist organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
He then returned home to Dallas to earn his J.D. from the SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas. While in law school, he assisted in the Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Division of the DA's office, and also served as the president of the Jewish Law Students Association. He also studied at Tel Aviv University Buchmann School of Law, where he participated in symposium on Legal Aspects of Middle East Peace, Ceasefires, & Truces.
In the 25 plus years that he has been an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator,he lived and worked in various and sundry industries all over the world and in New York, Florida, California, and Texas. He has served as in-house legal counsel, CEO, and managing member for numerous companies in banking and financial services, pharmaceutical and insurance, sports and entertainment, residential and commercial real estate, and SEC/FTC government regulated businesses and franchises. Fifteen years ago, Barry moved back home to Texas and has utilized his business experience and as a TMCA Texas Credentialed Distinguished Mediator in his private mediation, arbitration, negotiations, and settlement counsel practice, He volunteers at the Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center, served as Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section of the Dallas Bar Association, and currently serving my second term on the State Bar of Texas ADR Council through 2025.
When not in mediation or arbitration, he still continues to find time to write and produce television and movie properties. including a Gold Telly Award winning educational video which helps children face their abusers when testifying in court. It has been used by the Crimes Against Children Division of the Dallas District Attorney's office and other DA offices throughout the country. He is an Operation Underground Railroad Abolitionist Club member and a member of the Men's Advocacy Group of New Friends New Life. Both organizations play vital roles in rescuing victims from the $99 million/year human trafficking and sex trade industry, which operates right here in Dallas. In addition to volunteering and serving on the boards of numerous charities and non-profits, Barry is an active member of the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center and is an active member in his synagogues Ohr Hatorah and Congregation Shaare Tefilla where he just finished serving a 3-year term on the board.
Barry has a major stake in the future. After all, he and his wife Alyssa have three daughters - Betsy Rose, Alice, and Libby. As things are right now, the threats of turning Texas blue are unimportant when the Republicans we vote into office have already handed control over to the Democrats. The main reason Barry is running is to stop the insanity. He sees a red state like Texas voting in a Republican majority in the legislature time and again. But almost immediately after the election, the party is over. Barry will be someone you can trust to not only defend our liberties and the constitution, but someone who will vote as the conservative Republican he campaigns as and the representative his constituents expect to serve them in the House.
Let's turn the Democrat-controlled Republican legislature RED!