Those endorsing me for the Mayoralty include:-

Michael Pittar, former Mayor Western Bay of Plenty, former Mayor Te Puke, former BOP Regional Councillor, former Deputy Chair Western BOP Economic Development – the forerunner of SmartGrowth, former Member of BOP Catchment Commission

Joan Kehely, Tauranga, former Mayor Western Bay of Plenty

Kevin Marsh, Pongakawa, Councillor Western Bay of Plenty, Dairy Farmer, Chair Pongakawa Hall Committee, Chair Bledisloe Park Board, Past President Te Puke A & P Association and a Life Member, Past President Te Puke Federated Famers and BOP roles in the Dairy Section of Federated Farmers NZ

Tenby Powell, former Mayor of Tauranga. Previously Chair of the Government Small Business Council, Member of the APEC Business Advisory Council and a Colonel in the NZ Army. Chairman and Director of a broad range of significant companies. Currently in Ukraine as a volunteer having established Kiwi K.A.R.E. (Kiwi Aid and Refugee Evacuation)

Margaret Murray-Benge, Councillor Western Bay of Plenty, former Chair Waimairi District Council, former Chair Canterbury United Council, former Christchurch City Councillor

Rob Jeffrey ONZM, Whakamarama, highly accomplished International Businessman

Debs Chase-Paterson, Te Puke, Businesswoman

Stuart Gunn, Te Puke, Western Bay of Plenty Businessman

Tangiwai & Mohi Palmer, Matakana Island, Marae Trustees and Tourism Operators

Harry & Lorraine Schraishuhn, Kawerau, well known and successful Te Puke Business owners

Sue Matthews, Te Puke, former Councillor Western Bay of Plenty

Norm Mayo, Katikati, former Councillor Western Bay of Plenty, former member Katikati Community Board, former Trustee Tauranga Electricity Consumer Trust (TECT), former Director Tauranga Electric Power Board, well known successful Katikati Businessman

Graeme Crossman, Te Puke, Businessman, former All Black, BOP Captain, Coach and President

John Dohnt, Te Puke, Property Developer, Businessman, former Councillor Western Bay of Plenty, former Deputy Mayor Te Puke

Sir Gordon Tietjens, All Black Sevens Coach of international fame

Christine Clement, Te Puke, Chair Te Puke War Memorial Hall and Historian

Maureen Binns, Te Puke, former Councillor Western Bay of Plenty, Businesswoman

Joan Dugmore, Te Puke, former member Te Puke Community Board

Angie Georgiou, Wellington, well known and highly regarded Philanthropic connector