Why I’m running
I offer a fresh, strong and effective local voice in parliament for the city and community that I love. I have a proven track record and experience in serving our community to be a strong advocate for Palmerston North. We are in a safer, stronger position because of the actions that have been taken by Labour, and the plan that our party has for the future. I want to be part of the team that will continue to build on those successes for Palmerston North and it's people.
I'm Palmy proud. I was born here, educated here, studied here and work here – it is the place that my wider family and I call home. I have a professional background in education as a secondary school teacher, before moving into the local government sector. I'm a fourth term city councillor and have served as the city's deputy mayor for the last four years. I am driven by my values of equal access and opportunity, fairness, social justice and kindness; alongside a strong sense of integrity.