Alabama Board of Education, District 3
Date of Birth: Feb. 23, 1980; age 36
Political experience: Ran for Alabama House of Representatives District 46, 2014; chairman, Greater Birmingham Young Republicans Associate Board; member, Alabama Policy Institute Executive Committee.
Professional experience: Chief administrative officer & general counsel, QCHC Inc., 2014-present; attorney, Spain & Gillon LLC, 2014; attorney, Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose LLP, 2005-2014.
Civic experience: Member, Riverchase United Methodist Church.
Education: University of Alabama School of Law, juris doctorate, 2005; Harvard University, bachelor’s, 2002; Hoover High School graduate, 1998.
Top contributors: ProgressPac, $32,755; FarmPac, $5,000; QCHC Inc., $1,500; Fred McCallum, $1,000.
Qualifications: Barkley, a lawyer and father of four, said he is proud to be a product of public schools and a parent of children in public schools. “I believe that our perspective as parents is lacking when only one of the nine current state school board members has children in public schools,” Barkley said. “The youngest of my four children won’t graduate high school until 2032, so I have a long-term interest in ensuring that our public schools provide high-quality educational opportunities now and well into the future.”