Birthdate: April 18, 1966
Birth Place: Ellsworth, ME, United States
Residence: Newport, RI
Religion: Protestant
Gender: Male

Candidacy

Education

Barry Hinckley was born in Ellsworth, Maine, and now lives in Newport, R.I. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado.

Hinckley founded the Massachusetts-based company Bullhorn Software. In 2005, he was named one of the Boston Business Journal's "40 under 40" successful businessmen.

His ancestor, Col. James Barrett, commanded the regiment of Minutemen at Concord, and is credited with firing one of the first shots at the advancing British during the Revolutionary War.

Profile

Barry Hinckley says government regulations are crushing the American dream. He says he wants to get Washington out of the way so small businesses can create jobs and economic prosperity for all Americans.

He also supports a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Hinckley describes himself as a "liberty Republican:" a fiscal conservative who favors small government but also supports abortion rights and gay marriage.

He wants to repeal the 2010 health care reform law and introduce a simplified tax code.

In May 2012, the Providence Journal reported that Hinckley endorsed a House GOP bill that sought to extend low student loan interest rates by eliminating a preventive health program that is part of the 2010 health care reform law.

Hinckley's campaign website features a national debt clock that tracks the increasing national debt next to the words "sound the alarm!" He supports term limits and says he will limit himself to two terms.

He calls for re-evaluating the U.S. military's mission in Afghanistan, saying "we can no longer afford to borrow nearly 40 cents on the dollar to pay for schools and roads in Afghanistan."

In July 2011, Hinckley pedaled his bicycle through all 39 of Rhode Island's cities and towns on a "Ride4Jobs" to draw attention to what he calls a "jobs crisis."

Source: Associated Press

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