Why I’m running
To counter the trend of MPs simply heading to Wellington to make new rules and regulations, resulting in an excessively interventionist State sector. Kiwis deserve critical thinkers in parliament – those who take an objective view of the law and evaluate all implications with a healthy dose of scepticism. If elected, I will be an effective MP who promotes freedom by reducing red tape, and always asking: do we need this new law? Is the current one flawed? How can we make Kiwis' lives easier?
I have enjoyed a diverse career: setting up businesses, working for tech start-ups, teaching, volunteering, sitting on boards, and working for an NGO in mental health and homelessness. My formal education includes a business degree, a PhD in marketing and strategic foresight, and I am in the middle of a law degree (put on hold if elected). I believe that community engagement is key to good law-making; you need to know how legislation affects people in the real world and treat them with respect.