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Michael To Run for City Council At-Large

Feb 3, 2015 No Comments ›› mbarranda

Fort Wayne, Ind. Before a group of supporters at GOP headquarters Michael Barranda announced the filing of his Declaration of Candidacy for City Council At-Large. Former Allen County Sheriff, Ken Fries, will serve as his Chairman. Nearly one year ago to the day Barranda announced his first bid for public office – Indiana State Representative. Barranda ...

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We Raised the Bar

May 7, 2014 No Comments ›› mbarranda

I hate to lose. A lot. It’s perhaps an unhealthy passion that drives me to push myself and those around me to strive for more than what most people believe is possible. However, in the wake of yesterday’s defeat, I can truly and honestly say that I am proud of the Friends of Barranda campaign. Few ...

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A Message From Lisa Barranda

May 5, 2014 No Comments ›› mbarranda

    The Barranda family's decision to run for political office did not come lightly. You can hear from Lisa Barranda in the campaign's final radio ad. Listen here: Barranda 60 E

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In support of HJR-3…

May 1, 2014 No Comments ›› mbarranda

The 2014 Indiana Legislative session was dominated by one issue: Gay Marriage. The battle took place between two vehemently opposed, but well-intentioned, factions struggling to reconcile two seemingly very different arguments. Perhaps three. At the core of the argument was a faction that fought, admirably, to protect the fundamental institution of marriage. A centuries old ...

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Learning from a Legend

Apr 12, 2014 No Comments ›› mbarranda

As I jump head first into the world of politics it has been incredibly difficult to separate myself from continuing to be involved with the activities that ultimately inspired me to run for office. In the Fall of 2012 I had the enormous pleasure of serving as the Chair of the first My City Summit. ...

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40 Days until the Primary

Apr 12, 2014 No Comments ›› mbarranda

With just 40 days until the Primary the Friends of Barranda Campaign Committee gathered together at Main Street Bistro to celebrate. The event was hosted by Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom, LLP along with Bob Taylor, Todd Smith, Pat Pasterick, Peter Alexander, Craig Vanderwall, Jr. and Cast Cellars. Bob Taylor, President and CEO of Do ...

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Friendship formed on Campaign Trail

Mar 22, 2014 No Comments ›› mbarranda

[caption id="attachment_647" align="aligncenter" width="555" caption="Great policy minds: John Stafford, Jim Owen and Alan Tio"][/caption] One cold November day I was doing door to door in North Pointe Woods. Although I had been walking for a few weeks already, I probably didn't have as much confidence as I have now after knocking on approximately 4,000 doors. As ...

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No Soliciting…

Mar 5, 2014 No Comments ›› mbarranda

No good deed goes unpunished. I recently received a telephone call from a voter who was troubled that someone from my campaign had violated his neighborhood association’s rules prohibiting solicitation by leaving a campaign flier at his door. His concern that criminals could “case the neighborhood” under the guise of a salesman or volunteer is ...

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Mark Hagar Supports Michael’s Bid for State Representative

Feb 12, 2014 No Comments ›› mbarranda

As you may have been aware local businessman, Mark Hagar, had previously announced his formation of a committee to also explore a run for Indiana State Representative in the 84th District. The story of the impending battle of the 84th District had first been reported here and here. However, in a statement to his supporters, Mark ...

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DIGGING DEEPER – Michael Announces his Campaign Committee

Feb 5, 2014 No Comments ›› mbarranda

Before a group of supporters, Michael announced the official formation of his Campaign Committee as he seeks to become State Representative for Indiana’s 84th District in whatwill be the first challenged GOP primary in the district since 2006. His message: the constituents of the 84th deserve a legislator that will dig deeper into issues to ...

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