OUR DISTRICT. OUR FUTURE.
MEET BARBARA GAINES
Councilwoman for Groveland’s District 3, a proven leader at the federal and local level, and an entrepreneur with an undeniable passion to be the collective voice for our District.
Born and raised in the Midwest, I dreamt of being successful and making a difference in this world! As a result, I am very proud to serve as your Councilwoman for District 3.
One of the things I am often asked is "How on earth did you get started in politics?" In 2019 I was asked to consider running as an elected official for District 3. After much consideration, I believed that my passion to make a difference would be welcomed... and so I did and was elected.
Who am I?
Married, mother of three, grandmother of six and great grandmother of three
Proven and effective leader at the federal and local leader
35+ years in federal small business contracting
45 years of public and community service
I listen to hear versus listening to respond
Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Member of South Lake Junior Women’s Club
Why vote for me?
I am here to serve you and my desire to do so is built on passion to make a difference in District 3. Therefore, I am seeking re-election to Groveland’s City Council to be the collective voice for District 3; all while backing it up with meaningful actions to create results. I commit to bring you the very best of what Groveland, the City with Natural Charm, has to offer. I want to help build a district that you all will be so proud to be a part of on a continuous basis.
If you have read this far...thank you. I hope this is just the beginning of our relationship. Whether you are looking to learn more about me, volunteer for my campaign or donate, I would love to hear from you. Please stay connected and become one of my supporters by completing the form at the bottom of this page!
Co-Creator of a Small Business Think Tank
alongside Congressman Louis Stokes
Recognized as an Emerging Leader within the Department of Defense as a Graduate of the Defense Logistics Agency Leadership Program
Evaluated a number of Small Business Development Centers from Michigan to Kentucky
Worked with C-Suite Executives from the Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, and the Harris Corporation
Executed multiple events that promote, market and create partnerships amongst Service Disabled Veteran Organizations, Minority & Women-Owned Businesses
Recipient of multiple performance awards for surpassing goals for Small Business Contract Awards and engagement within the Department of Defense
Assistant Director of Small Business and Chief Advisor to Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency
Ensured the award of
$5 Billion in subcontracts to Small Businesses from the Department of Defense