James A. Barcia (born February 25, 1952) is a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.
Barcia was born in Bay City, Michigan. He received a B.A. from Saginaw Valley State College in 1974. He was staff assistant to United States Senator Philip A. Hart of Michigan in 1971. He was a community service coordinator for the Michigan Blood Center, 1974-1975 and administrative assistant to Michigan state representative Donald J. Albosta, 1975-1976. Barcia was a member of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1977-1983 and of the Michigan State Senate, 1983-1993. Barcia resigned in 1993 to enter the United States House of Representatives.
Barcia was elected as a Democrat from Michigan's 5th District to the 103rd and to the four succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1993 to January 3, 2003. After the United States 2000 Census resulted in the elimination of a congressional seat in Michigan, Barcia, decided not to run for reelection to 108th Congress in 2002 and instead opted to run for the Michigan State Senate, to which he was elected, serving from 2003 to present.
Barcia is a life-long resident of Bay City. He is a Roman Catholic.
On April 23, 2004, he was indicted on federal campaign finance law violations relating to the failed 2002 congressional bid of then-Macomb County Prosecutor Carl Marlinga. The charges against Barcia were dropped in July of 2005.