Why I’m running
I am running to promote transparency and accountability in both local and central government, by putting communities and small businesses at the very forefront of our policy making. I was challenged by issues in our community that desperately needed attention, but were not being addressed. I represent 25+ businesses in the marine industry negatively impacted by council decisions, and am actively involved in education, advocating for schools and families requiring additional resources to thrive.
My husband and I have lived in Tauranga since 2009, and our daughter was born here in 2011. We are partners in a longline fishing company (with cameras ;) ), I'm the director of a business advisory company, and the board chairperson for Greerton Village School. The first-hand experience I have in both a personal and professional capacity, gives me the skills needed to constructively listen, build strong relationships, and solve problems practically, with common sense.