Mayor of Kaipara

The mayor is the leader of the council. Their job is to promote a vision for the district and lead the development of the council’s plans, policies and budget. The mayor appoints the deputy mayor, establishes committees for particular topics, and appoints chairs for those committees. This is a single transferable vote (STV) election, so you vote by ranking the candidates on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Kaipara District Council mayoral election.

Craig Eldon Jepson

Craig Eldon Jepson

Why I'm standing

The mayor oversees the agenda of council. I intend to lead a council which directs the CEO to control council staff and not the other way around. Kaipara Council must improve its relationship with its citizens to enhance their economic and social well-being. It is currently way too difficult to build a house, open and run a business or farm without bureaucratic overreach.

My priorities
  1. Keep our council viable to secure its future.
  2. Resist centralisation which removes the right for our community to determine its own destiny.
  3. Foster greater local participation in setting policies that affect all in our community.
About me

I have given both time and machinery to local projects. As the chairman of the Mangawhai Charitable Recreational Trust, we built 3.5 kilometres of cycle and walking tracks. I have done the hard yards in business and understand the challenges involved. I bring a strong conviction to council that we must maintain local democracy, encourage, respect and celebrate all races, religions and cultures within the district.

Before politics

Construction land development

Residence

Mangawhai

Age

64

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Why I'm standing

The mayor oversees the agenda of council. I intend to lead a council which directs the CEO to control council staff and not the other way around. Kaipara Council must improve its relationship with its citizens to enhance their economic and social well-being. It is currently way too difficult to build a house, open and run a business or farm without bureaucratic overreach.

My priorities
  1. Keep our council viable to secure its future.
  2. Resist centralisation which removes the right for our community to determine its own destiny.
  3. Foster greater local participation in setting policies that affect all in our community.
About me

I have given both time and machinery to local projects. As the chairman of the Mangawhai Charitable Recreational Trust, we built 3.5 kilometres of cycle and walking tracks. I have done the hard yards in business and understand the challenges involved. I bring a strong conviction to council that we must maintain local democracy, encourage, respect and celebrate all races, religions and cultures within the district.

Before politics

Construction land development

Residence

Mangawhai

Age

64

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