Meet David Baria

David is running to represent Mississippi in the U.S. Senate because it's time for a fresh start and new leadership for our state. 


A Strong Democratic Voice

In the Mississippi legislature, David Baria has led the fight to fully fund Mississippi’s public schools, make corporations pay their fair share of taxes, develop a comprehensive infrastructure plan and improve access to healthcare.

David is committed to Mississippi’s working families and will carry this commitment to Washington as our next U.S. Senator.

David Baria talking with voters

David, Marcie, Merritt, Bess, and Max Baria

deep roots in mississippi

David was born and raised in Jackson County. He is a proud graduate of Moss Point High School, the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law.

David has been married to Marcie Fyke Baria for 26 years. They are the proud parents of Merritt (age 22), Bess (age 20) and Max (age 10). The Barias are members of Christ Episcopal Church in Bay St. Louis.


A record of leadership

David has consistently stood up for our values and supported progressive leadership to build a stronger future for Mississippi families. He has served as:

  • Leader of the State House of Representatives Democratic Caucus
  • Democratic member of the House representing District 122
  • Former member of the State Democratic Executive Committee and Hancock County Democratic Executive Committee
  • Former Democratic member of the State Senate representing District 46
David Baria with Senator Angela Turner Ford

An Experienced Professional

David has practiced law across Mississippi for more than 25 years. He is the senior partner in the Baria-Jones law firm with offices in Jackson and Bay St. Louis.

In addition to his legal practice, David has owned and operated numerous businesses, including a company that provided demolition services in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.