Let's make Wellington the fairest little capital.

Justin Lester for Mayor

I want Wellington to be the fairest little capital in the world.

I grew up in a state house in Invercargill with my mum and two brothers. Like many solo parent families we lived a pretty frugal existence, but we worked hard to make ends meet.

I was fortunate to receive an AFS financial hardship scholarship in 1996 and spent my seventh form year in a small German village near Berlin.

The experience opened my eyes, reinforced my sense of pride for New Zealand and allowed me to recognise we live in a unique, fair and inclusive country that is rightfully the envy of many.

I'd like to keep it that way.

I ran for Wellington City Council in 2010 because I wanted to help serve my local community. I continue to do that today as Mayor and am fortunate to have what I believe is the best job in the world.

I’m so excited about the future of our city.

Join me — together we can make Wellington even better.

Justin Lester for Mayor


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