Chris Steel is the 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, where he Chairs the Standing Committee on Health, Ageing and Community Services.
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 and an education tutor.
Chris has completed undergraduate degrees in Law and Arts (majoring in Political Science) at the Australian National University (ANU).