Well today’s the day nominations close. At midnight last night the Elections 2010 website unveiled the candidates who had created profiles on that site but chosen to keep them under wraps until today (note: not all candidates will have bothered to create a profile on that site).
We will probably have further updates throughout the day on candidates, but for now, here are the new ones from Elections 2010 and what little information I could find on them (all of their profiles are blank).
As always, if you have any information on these or any other candidates, please email it through or leave a comment.
Gary is the President of the Johnsonville RSA and has a military and police background.
We may be wrong on this, but Google is “suggesting” that this is actually ‘Camilia Chin’, who stood for the Kiwi Party in Hutt South in 2008 and is currently the President of the Ethnic Council of Wellington. No sign of a campaign yet.
At Mt Victoria resident who is pro-cycling and very interested in fiber-to-the-home. He even blogs on it.
A former Onslow-Western councillor, he is aiming for a come back. Yawn.
Mike is the contact person for ‘Golden Days’ – “A social group for seniors in a warm friendly environment. Activies include indoor bowls, word games, raffles and Bingo.” Expect heavy campaigning in retirement homes.
Stood for the regional council in 2007. David Farrar described him as ‘specialising in coming last’. The Capitalism Bad blog had this to say about him:
In the fine tradition of local body politics he appears to be a particularly focused individual and is running on a platform of eliminating rates (and the bypass – glad to see that the proud tradition of useless attempts at stopping the bypass through voting is not stopping just because the thing is built). I’m not particularly pro-rates myself, but he wants to replace rates with a use pays system.
No idea who this guy is.
Chair of the Pacific Advisory Group. She stood as a Labour candidate in the Southern Ward in 2007, but only managed to secure 699 first preference votes. She seems to have severed her ties to the Labour Party and is standing as an independent, I doubt that is going to help her much.