Why I’m running
I care about the country we live in. I want my three daughters to be able to bring up their families with the kind of experiences I had growing in NZ. I've spent almost 20 years serving in the Air Force, but now I want to bring the skills and experiences I've gained there to serve our community more broadly. Now, more than ever, we need to be selecting the very best people to represent us both locally and nationally. That's why I'm offering to be part of the team that shapes the future of NZ.
I have served NZ in conflict zones like Afghanistan and East Timor and flown rescue missions in NZ, but my experience is far broader. I founded and ran a national charity, I planned elections in PNG and ran disaster relief in Fiji. I've led large teams, been a counsellor, teacher, mentor, budget manager, and policy advisor. My ability to work across a range of areas, adapting quickly, is critical to that varied role of a local MP, and above all, I'll work harder than any other local candidate.