Andrew Barr

Andrew James Barr (born 29 April 1973)[2] is an Australian politician and the seventh chief minister of the Australian Capital Territory. He has been a Labor Party member in the ACT Legislative Assembly since 5 April 2006, after being elected on a countback to replace former Treasurer Ted Quinlan, who resigned mid-term. Barr was immediately promoted to Cabinet upon his election.[3] On 11 December 2014 he was elected as Chief Minister after his predecessor, Katy Gallagher, resigned and announced her intention to run for the Senate.[4] In addition to being Chief Minister, he holds the portfolios of Treasurer, Social Inclusion and Equality, Tourism and Special Events, and Trade, Industry and Investment.

Andrew Barr
Barr in 2019
7th Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory
Elections: 2016, 2020
Assumed office
11 December 2014
DeputySimon Corbell
Yvette Berry
Preceded byKaty Gallagher
11th Deputy Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory
In office
16 May 2011  11 December 2014
LeaderKaty Gallagher
Preceded byKaty Gallagher
Succeeded bySimon Corbell
Member of the ACT Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
15 October 2016
Member of the ACT Legislative Assembly
In office
5 April 2006  15 October 2016
Personal details
Andrew James Barr[1]

(1973-04-29) 29 April 1973 (age 48)
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyAustralian Labor Party (ACT Branch)
Spouse(s)Anthony Toms
Alma materAustralian National University

Barr has been honoured by the LGBTI community as the first openly LGBTI head of government in Australia from 2014, and was the first openly LGBTI member as well as government cabinet minister in the ACT Legislative Assembly from 2006.[4][5]