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Barbara Favola

Barbara Favola
Favola in 2010
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 31st district
Assumed office
January 11, 2012
Preceded by Mary Margaret Whipple
Personal details
Born ( 1955 -06-21) June 21, 1955
New London, Connecticut
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Douglas
Children Donald Patrick
Residence Arlington County, Virginia
Alma mater New York University
Saint Joseph College
Profession Health Policy Advisor

Barbara A. Favola (born June 21, 1955) is an American politician from Virginia. A Democrat, she has served in the Senate of Virginia since 2011, representing the 31st District.

Political career

Favola has been a resident of Arlington since 1982.

From 1997 - 2012, Favola was a member of the Arlington County Board of Supervisors; she served as Chairman in 2000 and 2004 and Vice Chairman in 1999, 2003 and 2011. She has been a Board member since December 1997.[1]

In 2006, Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine appointed Favola to a four-year term on the State Health Board.[2]

Favola was a policy advisor for 15 years at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Favola started her career at HHS as a Presidential Management Intern (PMI), and served in various policy and planning positions throughout the Department, with several assignments in the Office of the Secretary and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Health. As part of the PMI experience, Ms. Favola also worked on the House Budget Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.[3]


  1. ^ "Barbara A. Favola". Arlington County Board. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  2. ^ "Arlington County Board Member Barbara Favola Named To State Health Board". US Fed News Service. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  3. ^ "Barbara A. Favola". Arlington County Board. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
Senate of Virginia
Preceded by
Mary Margaret Whipple
Virginia Senate, District 31
Succeeded by

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