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Denise Krum Announces Intention to Seek Botany Candidacy

Issued by Denise Krum
December 15, 2010

Denise Krum Announces Intention to Seek Botany Candidacy

Denise Krum, National party Deputy Regional Chair for Auckland, has announced her intention to seek selection for the party's Botany by-election candidacy.

She acknowledged the historic and extensive contribution of Pansy Wong, stating that "the National Party is losing a valued female member of it's caucus". She also noted that female representation is, in her opinion, "a wider important issue for the party."

Denise hails from a political family background (her father, Hon. Graeme Lee, was a former National party Cabinet Minister) and has studied politics to post-graduate level along with political party involvement stretching back many years.

She is currently the Deputy Chairman for Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga in the Maungakiekie electorate. In her other role as Deputy Chair for the Auckland region she has responsibilities for Botany, Pakuranga, and Maungakiekie electorates.

Denise, 40, is a mum with extensive community connections and is co-founder and Director of TableSide Charitable Trust. TableSide connects neighbours (all over Auckland) together with local businesses and other organisations through shared community projects. They have undertaken a range of Council-awarded projects from extreme makeovers for small businesses, raising funds for sick children and foster-care kids, aiding migrant support services, to painting over graffiti at local parks.

Denise stated that "she is anticipating a vigorous selection race".

"I look forward to the opportunity to know the people of Botany and the issues they find important." "As a mum, a community worker and leader, my family and I would love the chance to put some roots down in Botany."


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