Barrett was born in Walter Reid hospital in Washington, D.C. His father was in the Army during the Vietnam War as a courier, although he never saw combat. Barrett lived in five different states before coming to Clifton Park in 1991, shortly after graduating from Providence College with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
He served in the Army Reserves after college, from 1989 to 1996.
Following 10 years in the paper industry, he has worked in banking since 2001. For the past year he has been the vice president of business banking at Key Bank.
In other Clifton Park election news, Republicans Scott Hughes and Thomas Paolucci, with vote tallies of 3,979 and 3,931, respectively beat out Democrats Nancy Bellamy (3,117) and Margaret Catellier (3,018) for seats on the town council.
Longtime Town Clerk Patricia O'Donnell, a Republican, secured the position with 4,945 votes to challenging Democrat Theresa Izzo's 2,145.
Democrat Robert Rybak bested Republican Erika Riebel for the position of town justice with a tally of 4,420 to 2,863.""