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ACT announces Tauranga candidate Stuart Pederson

ACT announces Tauranga candidate Stuart Pederson


ACT Leader Jamie Whyte is pleased to confirm ACT’s candidate for Tauranga.

“Our Tauranga candidate will be Stuart Pedersen. Stuart has strong ties to Tauranga and I’m glad he has agreed to do his best to grow ACT’s party vote in the electorate,” says Dr Whyte.

Stuart, 53, grew up in the Eastern Bay and now lives in Mt Maunganui with his wife Pamela. Their two children are currently studying in Auckland. He has worked in the economics and investment fields, and is currently a private investor and an active volunteer in the community through Rotary and as Chairman of the Bay of Plenty Sailing Academy Trust.

“I have been a strong believer in ACT’s principles from the start,” says Stuart.

“I want to live in an open, progressive, liberal and compassionate society where everyone is free to pursue their aspirations, provided they respect others, and where nobody is left behind. Those are the principles which drove ACT’s founders to free us from the creeping repression of the Muldoon era, and the party’s new leadership is really renewing our focus on those sound principles.

“I'm looking forward showing Tauranga ACT's plans to introduce lower and flatter taxes and a three strike policy for burglary.

“My career in economics and investment taught me that taxes don’t just take cash out of the private sector, they can screw with people’s household and business decisions and in doing so, shrink the economic pie. Lower and flatter taxes, funding a smaller government which doesn’t waste money on middle class and corporate welfare, will help us grow the pie for everyone’s benefit.

“National needs a reliable coalition partner so New Zealand can retain a stable government that values freedom, choice, and personal responsibility. They also need sharp, energetic allies who can keep them on task, should they risk falling prey to third term malaise - or arrogance. Dr Jamie Whyte and his team are perfect! So whether you are in Tauranga or elsewhere, the best way to achieve this is by giving your party vote to ACT.”

ENDS

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