Bobbi and Sen John

Who was Sen John Barrasso’s Wife Bobbi Brown?

Who was Bobbi Brown?

Sen John Barrasso and the late Bobbi Brown met 25 years before they got married. She began working at Barrasso’s state senate offices as his director. They dated for five years before Sen. John proposed to her in August 2007.

Brown resigned and got married on January 1, 2008, in Thermopolis at the Brown family church. Both Bobbi and John had children from previous marriages.

Who Was Bobbi Brown?

Bobbi Brown who grew up in Thermopolis, Wyoming, graduated from the University of Wyoming with degrees in speech pathology and law. She mostly worked in the public sector Craig for Thomas (R-Wyo.), Malcolm Wallop (R-Wyo.), and her husband Sen John Barrasso.

According to the Meridian International Center, Bobbi helped found the group Congressional Spouses for Suicide Prevention and Education. She educated people in Wyoming and the country at large on suicide awareness and its prevention.

Bobbi Brown Cause of Death

On January 25, 2024, the office of Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., announced that Sen. Barrasso’s wife Bobbi had died.

“After a courageous battle with cancer, Bobbi is now at peace and at home with the Lord. In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Bobbi was a leader, fierce advocate for Wyoming, and friend to everyone she met. We miss her dearly. On behalf of our entire family, we thank everyone for your prayers and continued support as we remember her and grieve together.”

According to Barrasso’s office, Bobbi passed away in Casper after a two-year battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer. Bobbi was also a breast cancer survivor.

Who is John Barrasso?

John Barrasso is an American politician serving as the senior United States senator from Wyoming, since 2007. He is a member of the Republican Party. Barrasso is also a physician who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Georgetown.

Barrasso was born on July 21, 1952, in Reading, Pennsylvania. His parents were Louise M. (nee DeCisco) and John Anthony Barrasso Jr. His father worked as a cement finisher and had only a ninth-grade education. 

Barrasso earned his B.S. and M.D. from Georgetown University and completed his medical residency at Yale University. He then moved to Wyoming and started a private orthopedics practice in Casper. Barrasso was an active member of various medical societies and associations. 

He served as the chief of staff at the Wyoming Medical Center and was a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in a private practice in Casper from 1983 to 2007. Barrasso held several prestigious positions, such as president of the Wyoming Medical Society, president of the National Association of Physician Broadcasters, and a member of the American Medical Association Council of Ethics and Judicial Affairs. 

Barrasso also worked as a rodeo physician for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and was a member of the “Cowboy Joe Club.” Additionally, he volunteered as a team physician for Casper College, as well as several local high schools.

Career in Politics

In 1996, Barrasso contested for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat, which was being vacated by Republican Alan K. Simpson. However, he lost narrowly to State Senator Mike Enzi, with a vote difference of 2%, in a nine-candidate election. During his campaign, Enzi’s pro-life stance gained him support, while Barrasso, who was expected to win the primary, identified himself as pro-choice at that time.

Later on, Barrasso was elected to the Wyoming Senate unopposed in 2002 and was reelected unopposed in 2006. He represented Wyoming’s 27th Senate District and chaired the Transportation and Highways Committee during his tenure.

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