Born in to a military family, Nicholas B. Ibarra lived in several places (NM, CA, VA) before settling in Springfield, MO in 1993, at 13 years old.
After graduating from Parkview HS in 1998, Nick immediately joined the US Marines. He served five years as an Ammunition Technician and Military Police Officer, including one tour in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. There, his unit performed convoy security missions of which Nick was a part of 47 of them.
Upon returning home from Iraq, Nick completed his studies with a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Evangel University with the highest honors, Summa Cum Laude.
From April 2009 to January 2012, Ibarra served on Springfield City Council. Over the course of his tenure, he battled for the conservative position on many issues that often included business, individual, and property rights.
Due to personal troubles that eventually led to his brief incarceration, Nick resigned from City Council the first week of 2012.
Putting his legal issues behind him, Nick serves as the 7th Congressional District Chairman of Veterans in Defense of Liberty, and remains involved in local politics. He is married and has two children. He lives with his wife in the Historic Downtown Springfield Area.