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ACT announces Clutha Southland candidate

ACT announces Clutha Southland candidate

ACT Leader Jamie Whyte is pleased to announce ACT’s candidate for Clutha Southland.

“Our Clutha Southland candidate will be Don Nicolson, who has strong ties and commitment to this region. I’m glad he has agreed to do his best to grow ACT’s party vote in the area,” says Mr Whyte.

“Don farms near Invercargill and is well known nationwide as a strong advocate for the primary sector. Farmers remember his huge commitment to the sector both in his role as Federated Farmers of New Zealand president until 2011 and then as ACT’s 3rd ranked candidate in the last election. Don has been our primary industry spokesman since then.”

“Within ACT I discovered a strong similarity with the Federated Farmers’ ethos, so joining up with ACT to continue work in the same vein is energising”, says Don.

“I'm looking forward to introducing the Clutha Southland electorate to ACT's policy ambitions. Like saying ‘no’ to any form of carbon tax, ‘yes’ to the introduction of lower, flatter taxes and smaller more efficient government, and ‘yes’ to a three strike policy for burglary”.

“I became self-employed in 1979. Over the years I have reflected on how expansive and intrusive government takes away basic freedoms and slowly destroys an individual’s confidence to control their own destiny. I learned early on that subsidies breed failure and over-taxing breeds contempt. If more tax and more spend really works, why is it never enough? Are hardworking taxpayers getting value for money?”, Don reflects.

“I will be seeking the party vote in the Clutha Southland electorate” said Don.

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