Mayor Toby Barker

Mississippi Future Caucus, EMERITUS CHAIR (D)

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Toby Barker serves as the mayor of Hattiesburg, MS. Previously, Mayor Barker served as the state representative for House District 102. At age 25, he was the first Millennial elected to the Mississippi Legislature. 

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.