Ben Barnes is a former prominent Texas politician and author of the newly released book, “Barn Burning, Barn Building.” Barnes served in the Texas House of Representatives and was eventually elected Speaker of the House at age 26. In 1969 a 30-year-old Ben Barnes was elected the Lieutenant Governor of Texas; an office he won with the most votes ever by a Texas state office candidate. Ben Barnes has recently been profiled by numerous publications around the country. Recent Articles featuring Ben Barnes

The Express-News featured Ben Barnes in an article titled “Bell wants to be a household name” on June 11, 2006.

The Austin American-Statesman featured Ben Barnes in an article titled “Bell tries to drum up in-house support at convention” on June 10, 2006.

The Houston Chronicle featured Ben Barnes in an article titled “Dems lay platform for revival” on June 9, 2006.

The Wichita Eagle featured Ben Barnes in an article titled “It’s barn-building time for Democrats” on June 9, 2006.

The Philadelphia Daily News featured Ben Barnes in an article titled “The Cancer That’s Attacking Our Body Politic” on June 8, 2006.

The Dallas Morning News featured Ben Barnes in an article titled “Democrats primed but still struggle” on June 7, 2006.

The Brownwood Bulletin featured Ben Barnes in an article titled “Ben Barnes examines politics then and now in his new book” on June 6, 2006.

The Abilene Reporter-News featured Ben Barnes in an article titled “Barnes spins tales of Texas” on May 31, 2006.

The Washington Post featured Ben Barnes in its “Reliable Source” column on May 26, 2006.

The Washington Times featured Ben Barnes in its “Inside the Beltway” column on May 26, 2006.

Legendary Texas columnist Molly Ivins wrote about Ben Barnes during the 2004 presidential campaign.

In 2000, the Ben Barnes Fellowship in Public Leadership was established at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

Texas Monthly profiled Ben Barnes in its September 2001 issue.