The Herald reports:
Labour Party President Moira Coatsworth said Ms Salesa was selected from a strong field of eight candidates following Ross Robertson MP’s announcement that he was to step down at the election after 27 years as the local MP.
Ms Salesa said she has an extensive background working in both the public and private sectors as a lawyer, health specialist, policy analyst and senior official.
“I have been able to achieve transformations in practice and policy in both the United States and New Zealand.
“I have extensive experience and passion for health and education (early childhood and tertiary), with a career long focus on undeserved communities.”
Ms Salesa looks to be a good selection for Labour. Their Manukau East candidate is almost certain to become an MP, and at some stage Labour will become Government again – so it is good to see them make a selection where the candidate looks capaable and competent and potentially Cabinet material.
There is a copy of her CV on Scoop. Her work with the Early Childhood Investment Corporation in Michigan looks very interesting, as it involved PPPs to provide better heathcare.