Why I’m running
I'm passionate about Rotorua and its people. Throughout my lifetime I've seen inequality worsen throughout our district, and I want to address this. With Jacinda Ardern's leadership, I see a shift towards leading not only with kindness but with a desire to leave no one behind, and that's something I want for our region. I want to see the people of Rotorua thrive and prosper, and for this to happen we need a strong advocate fighting for what our people need.
I bring more than 20 years experience in policy and law-making to the role. I'm an internationally award-winning former human rights lawyer and have run a consulting firm advising governments and world leaders on housing, health, education, food and work. I've experienced homelessness, and being unable to work, and so I know what it's like to be struggling. I have a deep passion for Rotorua and our people, and I want to make sure we get what we need to thrive and prosper.