Representative Toby Barker
Mississippi future caucus, Co-Chair (R)
Toby Barker serves as state representative for House District 102. At age 25, he was the first Millennial elected to the Mississippi Legislature. Toby serves as Chairman of the House Performance Based Budgeting Committee. His other committee memberships include the Appropriations, Apportionment & Elections, Education, Medicaid, Public Health & Human Services and Technology committees. He was appointed Vice Chairman of Universities & Colleges in his second year in office and was handling complex public health legislation in committee and on the floor by his third year.
Toby moved to Hattiesburg in 2000 to attend The University of Southern Mississippi, earning a B.A. in communications in 2004 and an M.S. in economic development in 2006. In 2015, he earned his Masters of Healthcare Leadership at Brown University.
He now works as an account executive with his family-owned Barker Advertising. He is a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Hattiesburg-Sunrise and is also a Paul Harris Fellow. He is also on the Hattiesburg Public School District Foundation Board and is a co-founder of the Avenues Alliance. Toby married the former Kate Northrop of Quitman in 2008. They are currently raising their daughter, Audra. They attend the Ekklesia Church in Hattiesburg.