Barry began his first term on the Madisonville City Council in 2015. He is a long time board member of the Hopkins County YMCA and the Hopkins County Christian Food Bank. He is on the board of the Madisonville Great Banquet and coordinator of the prison and jail ministry.
Barry has lived in Madisonville his entire life. He graduated Madisonville High School and Kentucky Wesleyan College. He served in the Army Reserves in the 100th Division. Upon graduation Barry returned to work in the family car dealership, Scott-McGaw Motor Co, where he remained for 26 years. He was also a partner in Dawn Coal Co.
Presently Barry is a partner in Haley-Mills Estate and managing partner in Kentuckiana Subways with stores in Kentucky and Indiana.
Barry and his wife of 48 years, live on the family farm in the home place of his great grandparents. Both children, Skip McGaw and Anne Stull, and their families reside in Madisonville.
Councilman McGaw currently serves on the following Council Committees:
- Public Safety
- Annexation & Zoning
- Property & Risk Management