Roy Barnes
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"Roy Eugene Barnes" is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party who served as the List of Governors of Georgia/80th Governor of Georgia from 1999 to 2003.

A member of the Georgia Senate from 1974 to 1990, Barnes ran unsuccessfully for Governor Georgia gubernatorial election, 1990/in 1990, losing to Lieutenant governor of Georgia/Lieutenant Governor Zell Miller in the Democratic primary. Barnes then served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1992 to 1998. He ran for Governor again Georgia gubernatorial election, 1998/in 1998, handily winning the primary and general elections.

In 2003, Barnes was awarded the Profile in Courage Award by the John F. Kennedy Library for his success while Governor of minimizing the Confederate battle flag/Confederate battle emblem on the Flag of Georgia (U.S. state)/Georgia state flag despite the political fallout. It is widely believed that his support of the flag change significantly contributed to his re-election defeat Georgia gubernatorial election, 2002/in 2002.

After his defeat, Barnes resumed the practice of law and co-chaired the Aspen Institute Commission on No Child Left Behind Act. He returned to politics when he ran for Governor again Georgia gubernatorial election, 2010/in 2010, losing to Republican Nathan Deal.

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