About Chris

Chris Steel is a Member for Murrumbidgee in the ACT Legislative Assembly, representing the districts of the Woden Valley, Weston Creek, the Molonglo Valley and Kambah.

Chris is a Southside local, and was elected to the Assembly in October 2016. 

In August 2018 Chris became a member of Cabinet in the ACT Government responsible for the following portfolios:

  • Minister for City Services
  • Minister for Community Services and Facilities
  • Minister for Multicultural Affairs
  • Minister for Roads

Prior to entering politics, Chris was a education advocate, at peak body Early Childhood Australia and has previously worked in both the Australian Government and ACT Government focusing on a range of social policy areas.

He has worked extensively in the area of early childhood reform including the introduction of the National Quality Agenda, and universal access to early childhood education.

Prior to coming into the Assembly Chris volunteered as a Director of YMCA Canberra.

Chris has completed undergraduate degrees in Law and Arts (majoring in Political Science) at the Australian National University (ANU).

Chris Steel currently serves as Patron of Woden Valley Soccer Club.