Madela Barnes Lies About Being College Graduate

Let’s see… doesn’t pay his parking tickets. Doesn’t pay his property taxes. Now this. It seems that our Lt. Governor has an arms-length relationship with the truth and a deadbeat’s attitude to paying bills.

A year after telling the public as a candidate he had obtained a bachelor’s degree, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes said Thursday he hasn’t completed his degree at Alabama A&M University.

The Democrat revealed to the Isthmus newspaper that he completed coursework to resolve an incomplete class but never turned it in. He called it “a small technical thing.”


However, in response to a Wisconsin State Journal candidate questionnaire last year when he was running in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor, his campaign stated he had a “BA in Broadcast Journalism – Alabama A&M University.” A BA is a bachelor of arts degree.