“Congressman Andy Barr’s wife Carol passed away suddenly tonight at the family home in Lexington,” read a statement from Barr’s Chief of Staff Mary Rosado.
“During this tragic time, we respectfully ask for privacy for Congressman Barr and his family to grieve Mrs. Barr being called home to heaven.”
Republican Andy Barr, with wife Carol Barr, was congratulated by supporters after unseating Ben Chandler for Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District in Lexington, Kentucky, on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. (Pablo Alcala/Lexington Herald-Leader/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
She added: “Congressman Barr may release a more detailed statement at a later date, but right now is solely focused on being a father to his two beautiful daughters.”
Eleanor Barr was the director of the Henry Clay Institute for Statesmanship in Lexington.