Mr Bezzant is replacing Paula Bennett, National’s Campaign Chair, who isn’t seeking re-election in Upper Harbour but will stand as a List only candidate.
Paula holds Upper Harbour by 9,556 votes so it is highly likely Jake Bezzant will be an MP next year.
Jake Bezzant, 31, degree in Law and Politics/International Relations. Following his graduation, he worked for Smart Parking Limited as a Commercial Manager and Legal Officer.
Jake was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Parking Sense, a New Zealand high-tech company that offers a suite of intelligent parking solutions for industries like healthcare, smart cities and airports. He has helped to grow the company from five staff to the world’s largest transport parking technology company.
Jake has a keen interest in cricket participating in the Waikato Valley Cricket – Kiwi Cricket Coaching in Schools, England and Wales Cricket Board Coaching and has been the President and Board Member of the Hamilton Old Boys Cricket Club.
Jake and his partner Tarryn have a seven year old son.
Pretty impressive record for someone just 31. Parking Sense now has office in 10 countries.