|You can’t beat Wellington.|
A globally connected age demands global thinking.
This is my home. Wellington. You can’t beat it. It’s a city I love, and a city full of potential. The more I travel, the more convinced I am that we Wellingtonians punch above our weight—yet we need the right leadership to promote the best that our city has to offer.
We also need fresh thinking, the kind that says that in a globally connected age, we need leadership in local politics that’s globally minded.
I believe that if we keep voting politicians into the mayor’s office, we’ll continue getting politics as usual. This year is the year we can make a real mark on Wellington. I invite you to look through my ideas, my policies, and learn about my background, and just why people I respect—including Sir Michael Fowler, Xero co-founder Hamish Edwards, beauty entrepreneur Margaret Hema and lawyer Rochelle Furneaux, among many others—are backing my candidacy for Mayor of Wellington in 2013.
My vision of Wellington: a city we love, and a city that can’t easily be beaten. What we need is the right leadership, ensuring inclusiveness, promoting innovation and restoring pride.
I have a vision of Wellington as a world-class city, but to get there, I believe in unity and participation. You can read about my ideas here, but you can also feed back via my campaign’s Facebook page. It’s through engagement and dialogue that we can feel we created these policies together.
We can’t afford thinking in the 2010s that’s limited to just our city or just our country. Our next mayor has to promote our city’s place in the world, and brings global connections to Wellington. Who better than a candidate who has spent a lifetime bridging cultures, speaking four languages, and engages properly with the public?
In 2010, I was the most connected mayoral candidate, engaging fully with you in every medium. This time out, I plan to do even more. My blog updates are below, and you can reach me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any of the services listed in the header and footer of this page. You can hashtag #backjack or #welovewgtn for this campaign.
A global mindset
—Books and articles
—Campaign announcements (coming soon)
—Press releases (off-site)
—Recent coverage (off-site)
—Growing our economy
—Cutting waste and keeping a lid on our rates
|Connected businesses and organizations
Business Mentors New Zealand
Jack Yan & Associates
The Medinge Group
Miss Universe New Zealand
St Mark’s Church School
Back Jack 2013 Facebook group