It’s Friday, 7 October: tomorrow we hear the results of the local body elections. Tomorrow our city’s elected leaders for the next three years are decided.
Looking back over the last six months, it’s been an amazing journey. Kelly Dugan (standing for the District Health Board) said recently that everyone should run for elected office once in their lives: you learn so much about yourself, and so much about others. How true.
There's been a lot of criticism in the media about how bland an non-specific local body politicians have been in this year's local body elections.
On the 23 September 'Jono and Ben' Show, Guy used his 'Guy Time' slot to urge people to vote, and to slam the lack of detail. I had a nano-second of 'fame', as one of my bill-boards was used as an example of how little people get to know of a candidate. Ouch!
So, I'm taking up that challenge. Here is a detailed a list of who I am and what I stand for. Even then, I'm aware people need more.