Steve Barrar decided running for state representative would be a way to help small business owners like himself, writes Kathleen Carey for the Daily Times.
The former owner of Twin Oaks Garden Mart, Barrar was elected state representative to the 160th District in 1997. Now, after 24 years, he’s retiring after his term ends in November 2020.
“It is not easy to leave,” said Barrar, whose legislative district includes Pennsbury, Pocopson, and Kennett townships. “I have always loved this job, but after 24 years, I feel it is time to step down.”
Barrar graduated from Interboro High School. He’s headed the Veteran Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee since 2010. A Vietnam War veteran, Barrar become a proponent of first responders and veterans.
Some of his challenges in office included facing the insurance industry and trying to equalize education funding.
Barrar said he wants to continue addressing funding and personnel needs of fire and EMS organizations.
Read more about State Rep. Steve Barrar in the Daily Times here.