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Quick Facts
Personal Details

F. Jay Barrows (Republican) is a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing 1st Bristol District. Barrows was elected to the office in 2006.

Barrows was elected to the office in 2007.

Barrows served as chair of the Mansfield Housing Authority from 2004 to 2006, and the Mansfield Republican Town Committee from 2003 to 2006.

Barrows' professional experience includes working as president and owner of the Barrows Insurance Agency.

Education

  • Graduated, Mansfield High School

Professional Experience

  • Graduated, Mansfield High School
  • President/Owner, Barrows Insurance Agency, 1994-present
  • Incorporator, United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton

Political Experience

  • Graduated, Mansfield High School
  • President/Owner, Barrows Insurance Agency, 1994-present
  • Incorporator, United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton
  • Representative, Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives, District First Bristol, 2007-present
  • Candidate, Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives, District First Bristol, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Member, Health Care Financing Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Ethics Committee

Member, Joint Committee on Financial Services

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • Graduated, Mansfield High School
  • President/Owner, Barrows Insurance Agency, 1994-present
  • Incorporator, United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton
  • Representative, Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives, District First Bristol, 2007-present
  • Candidate, Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives, District First Bristol, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020
  • Board Member, Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce, 2004-present
  • President, Mansfield Downtown Business Association, 1994-present
  • Member, Board of Incorporators, North Easton Savings Bank
  • Member, Board of Incorporators, Sturdy Memorial Hospital
  • Former President, Mansfield Jaycees
  • Founding Member, Mansfield's Together We Can
  • Member, Tri-Town Drug and Alcohol Task Force
  • Board Member, Hockomock Area YMCA, 2000-2016
  • Member, Mansfield Industrial Development Commission, 1998-2009
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Hockomock Young Mens Christian Association (YMCA), 2006-2007
  • Member, Board of Directors, United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton, Incorporated, 2000-2007
  • President, Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce, 2005-2007
  • Chair, Mansfield Housing Authority, 2004-2006
  • Chair, Mansfield Republican Town Committee, 2003-2006
  • Chair, Foxboro Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Building Committee, 2001-2002
  • Founder, Together We Can, 1992
Elections

2018

General election
General election for Massachusetts House of Representatives 1st Bristol District

Incumbent F. Jay Barrows (R) won election in the general election for Massachusetts House of Representatives 1st Bristol District on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

F. Jay Barrows (R)
99.4
13,820
Other/Write-in votes
0.6
90

Total votes: 13,910
Democratic primary election

No Democratic candidates ran in the primary.

Republican primary election
Republican primary for Massachusetts House of Representatives 1st Bristol District

Incumbent F. Jay Barrows advanced from the Republican primary for Massachusetts House of Representatives 1st Bristol District on September 4, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

F. Jay Barrows (R)
100
1,773

Total votes: 1,773


2016

Elections for the Massachusetts House of Representatives took place in 2016. The primary election took place on September 8, 2016, and the general election was held on November 8, 2016. The candidate filing deadline was June 7, 2016.

Incumbent F. Jay Barrows defeated Michael E. Toole in the Massachusetts House of Representatives First Bristol District general election.
Massachusetts House of Representatives, First Bristol District General Election, 2016
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.png F. Jay Barrows Incumbent 60.04% 12,561
Democratic Michael E. Toole 39.96% 8,361
Total Votes 20,922
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth

Michael E. Toole ran unopposed in the Massachusetts House of Representatives First Bristol District Democratic Primary.
Massachusetts House of Representatives, First Bristol District Democratic Primary, 2016
Party Candidate
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Michael E. Toole (unopposed)

Incumbent F. Jay Barrows ran unopposed in the Massachusetts House of Representatives First Bristol District Republican Primary.
Massachusetts House of Representatives, First Bristol District Republican Primary, 2016
Party Candidate
Republican Green check mark transparent.png F. Jay Barrows Incumbent (unopposed)

2014

Elections for the Massachusetts House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent F. Jay Barrows was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election.

2012

Barrows won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives First Bristol District. Barrows was unopposed in the September 6 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.

2010

Barrows won re-election to the First Bristol seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He also faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, First Bristol District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png F. Jay Barrows (R) 11,882

2008

On November 4, 2008, Barrows won re-election for the Massachusetts House of Representatives election for the First Bristol district. In this election he raised $64,274-; of that total $62,394- (97.1%) was from in state contributions and $1,880- (2.9%) was from out of state contributions.

Massachusetts House of Representatives - First Bristol district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png F. Jay Barrows (R) 11,323
Devin Romanul (D) 7,164
All Others 12
Blanks 1,524