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16.04.2013

It’s official today: I am running for Mayor of Wellington again

It’s probably the worst-kept secret among some of the political circles, but I am running for Mayor of Wellington.

   Wellington is a world-class city, with generous, creative, industrious, innovative and independent people who punch above their weight. And it’s time, I believe, for some leadership and some 21st-century thinking, to bring the right people to the fore.
   We’re part of a global economy now, and Wellington needs to be promoted to a global level.
   And, frankly, Wellington needs an advocate and a new face that can reflect our modern values.
   In my last campaign, I was blessed to have 12 per cent vote for me, and I’ve had a steady stream of people encouraging me to stand again.
   I’m glad to announce this morning that I will.
   This is an inclusive, citizen-focused campaign. Just like last time, I want to hear from Wellingtonians. While I’ve outlined a manifesto at this website, I want to hear from you on how we can build these ideas even more. I’m here to represent Wellingtonians and to move us forward—not hold us back with same-again thinking.
   The three overlapping themes we’ve identified are: growing our economy, keeping a lid on our rates, and uniting Wellingtonians. I am looking to the you to give me your feedback on the issues and ideas that matter most to you.
   We’ll be chatting about a lot of this at my Facebook page, and we can have a focused discussion at my Facebook group. I look forward to seeing you there.

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3 Responses to ‘It’s official today: I am running for Mayor of Wellington again’

  1. jaklumen says:

    Well, I am obviously not a Wellingtonian, but I wish you the very best, Jack.

    I was musing on VOX again and wrote a little bit about getting to know you: http://jaklumen.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/esto-fue-genial-that-was-good/
    It’s been a real pleasure so far and I’ll be watching this new campaign with great interest.

  2. Jack Yan says:

    Thank you, J., I appreciate your kind words.

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