State Member for Cessnock
Bachelor of Education, 1994
From PE teacher to State Member for Cessnock, Clayton Barr is a unique graduate. His willingness to diversify will stand him in good stead in his new political role. After graduating, Clayton was offered a position at Mount View High School in Cessnock.
After nine years in this role Clayton wanted a new challenge. “I did some bar work, drove tourist buses and then found myself as the Manager of CanTeen. In what will undoubtedly be one of the best jobs I will have, my diverse workload with CanTeen included working with young people, in hospitals, with the business community, the media, and in fundraising and marketing.
The next step for Clayton was an 18 month stint at Port Stephens Council - “This showed for me how much impact a good local government can have, when it works with its community."