Frank Sartor was a Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for the Australian Labor Party between 2003 and 2011, and held various senior ministries including Climate Change and the Environment, Planning, and Energy and Utilities. Before being elected to the New South Wales Parliament, Sartor was the longest serving Lord Mayor of Sydney, having held the post from 1991 to 2003. He was mayor from the early days of the Sydney Olympic bid right through and beyond the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Both as a state Minister and as Lord Mayor Sartor was a reknown reformer. He retired from politics at the 2011 state election.