Over the next few days I will blog a series of posts focusing on whom I think will be good candidates to support in various elections.
I start with the Wellington Regional Council. In my Wellington constituency there are five seats. Note you do not need to vote for all five.
The candidates are:
BRUCE, Paul Green Party
BUCHAN, Dianne – Independent
GIBSON, Michael – REFORM
LAIDLAW, Chris – Independent
LIPSCOMBE, Chris – Labour
McDAVITT, Terry Joseph – Independent
PONTER, Daran – Labour
RAINEY, Bill – Independent
WILDE, Fran – Independent
I endorse without reservation Fran Wilde and Charles Finny. Fran is the current Chair, a former Wellington Mayor and is one of those people very good at making things happen, not just talking about it. I forgive her, her former life as a Labour MP.
Charles Finny in his time with the Wgtn Chamber of Commerce transformed it into a dynamic part of Wellington. He is very focused on the wider Wellington Region (and would like a reduction from the current 11 or so Councils we have). Charles has vision and strategy.
I don’t know her, but generally have heard okay things about Sally Baber.
If you’re of the left persuasion you should vote for Chris Liscombe over Chris Laidlaw.
GREIG, Sandra – Independent
TERRIS, John – Independent
THOMAS, Rose – City Vision
Only really know Rose Thomas, who is worth voting for. Don’t know Sandra Grieg but she i President of the local Grey Power so that puts me off.
BRASH, Jenny – Independent
BURKE, John Brian – Independent
HANLEY, Pat– Independent
I’d support Brash as she supports Transmission Gully.Not a fan of Burke as he is a NIMBY when it comes to wind turbines. Donaldson sounds good. Hanley is from Pukerua Bay which probably means he is a screaming greenie.
Kapiti Coast Constituency
CHAPMAN, Ann -Independent
Not enough info to say. Feel free to share your views in comments.
Upper Hutt Constituency
JEFFERIES, Alan – Independent
KIRTON, Rex –
LAMBERT, Stephanie –
SWAIN, Paul –
I’d actually endorse Paul Swain. Yes I know also a former Labour MP, but I’ve actually served on a board with him and found him really good to work with. I think he would make a good contribution.
BUCHANAN, Ian – Independent
CAMERON, Perry – Greater Wairarapa
McPHEE, Gary Hamilton –
Not enough info to give a preference. Again – feel free to comment.