National has annoucned the five short-listed candidates for Botany. In alphabetical order they are:
- Maggie Barry
- Aaron Bhatnagar
- Darron Gedge
- Jami-lee Ross
- Edward Saafi
I picked four of the five correctly. I thought Denise Krum would make it also. Edward Saafi I had not profiled previously – his local body election profile is here. Dr Saafi has a PhD and MBA, working as a biomedical health research scientist. Seems a very solid candidate. However he appears to have stood for the Destiny Party in 2005 in Mangere, so I think fair to say not my first choice.
Selection is on Thursday 27 January.Tags: Aaron Bhatnagar, Botany, Darron Gedge, Edward Saafi, Jami-Lee Ross, Maggie Barry, National