Kevin Anderson was elected as the Member for Tamworth in 2010 after 17 years in the region working as a journalist, news anchor and communications professional.
In 1996 he married Anna Davidson from Quirindi and together they have three children, Will, Ella and Sam.
Kevin has always had a strong interest in community issues. It was his belief that the community and local organisations were receiving a lack of support from the then Labor government which led him to stand as a candidate for The Nationals in 2007. Since then Kevin has remained committed to the community and is determined to make sure that we have a real say in the decisions that affect us.
Since being elected Kevin has worked hard to build a better region. Kevin is proud to have overseen the delivery of the $211million Tamworth Hospital redevelopment, secured a permanent police dog unit for the Oxley Local Area Command, worked tirelessly to instigate the legal use of medicinal cannabis. In his first term of government Kevin has secured more than $509million of funding for the Tamworth electorate.
Now in his second term representing the people of the Tamworth electorate Kevin is more determined than ever to see strong investment in our local health system, transport infrastructure, agricultural sector and law and order.
In May 2016 Kevin was proudly appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier and for Regional Roads and Rail. In January 2017 Kevin's Parliamentary Secretary role was changed to Regional Roads, Maritime and Transport to reflect the importance of links between regional and metropolitan travel. These roles have helped Kevin deliver even more for the community as well as have greater input into policy that effects the whole of NSW and he is proud to serve the government with greater responsibility.
After the 2019 State Election, Kevin was elected for a third term as the Member for Tamworth.
Kevin is announced as the Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation and Racing in the new Berejiklian Government as part of the Customer Service Ministry.
Kevin’s Ministerial role includes the oversight of the Departments of Fair Trading and Safe Work. This appointment was accepted with great pride and Kevin is keen to deliver for the Electorate of Tamworth as well as across the State.