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Jack Yan announces 2013 mayoral bid

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Jack Yan announces 2013 mayoral bid, touting Wellington as a ‘world-class city’

Wellington, April 17 (JY&A Media) Wellington businessman Jack Yan has announced his bid for the city’s mayoralty.

Mr Yan says he is declaring his candidacy now to put a fresh option for change to Wellingtonians well before the final polling day on 12 October (just 25 weeks away).

“I believe Wellingtonians are creative, industrious, innovative and independent people. They are looking for an advocate for the city who reflects those qualities and who will represent a new face for Wellington,” he says.

“Since placing third in the 2010 campaign I have received a steady stream of encouragement to stand again.

“My commitment to a more inclusive, citizen-focused form of leadership is key to this campaign.

“Over the next two months I will be looking to the citizens of Wellington to contribute to fine-tuning my campaign manifesto which is now publicly available at http://jackyan.com.
“The three overlapping themes that I have announced today are growing our economy, keeping a lid on our rates, and uniting Wellingtonians. I am looking to the citizens of the city to give me their feedback on the issues and ideas that matter most to them.”

A Facebook group has been set up for feedback on his manifesto, at http://facebook.com/groups/backjack2013.

Mr Yan believes that Wellington has the potential to be world-class, and that he has the right experience and leadership to promote the city to a global level.

“It’s easy for politicians to limit their thinking to how Wellington can compete with Auckland and Christchurch. But when it comes to our exports and our investment, we have to make our mark internationally,” he says.
“We have already seen this with ventures that started in Wellington, such as Silverstripe, 42 Below and Weta—all of which exemplify how Wellingtonians typically punch well above our weight.

“My biggest motivation is that I love Wellington and the Wellington region. As my campaign slogan says, ‘You can’t beat Wellington,’” says Mr Yan.

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