Michael Barrett lives in Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes with his wife Amanda, and their four children.
Following his service in the Canadian Armed Forces, Michael was elected to represent the village of Spencerville and the agricultural area of Edwardsburgh Cardinal on municipal council.
In addition to his regular duties, he is also the Chair of the Public Works, Environmental Service, and Facilities Committee of the Whole. With his Council colleagues, Michael focused on economic development and job creation.
Those efforts were realized with the opening of several new industrial park-based businesses, including the opening of the Giant Tiger Distribution Centre that saw the creation of over 350 jobs. Michael has worked as a Human Resources Manager for an Ottawa-based business since the completion of his military service.
For the past five years, Michael has also been involved in the local Conservative Electoral District Association, including as President, campaign volunteer, and as an organizer of local meetings with stakeholders.