Chris Jenkins | Bay of Plenty

Chris Jenkins | Bay of Plenty
Chris Jenkins | Bay of Plenty

I am a dad to three beautiful daughters and grew up in Matapihi in the equally beautiful Bay of Plenty electorate - where I'm now standing as a candidate for TOP.

As a Data Manager, I've made a place for myself promoting evidence-based decision making in one of our successful local businesses. My career has been entirely learned on-the-job, and relies very heavily on learning from the evidence of what has worked elsewhere, and what makes sense for our unique culture away from the big smoke. These skills are critical for MPs, who must listen to our people and learn from the best evidence of what works, to find the unique combination to make our nation successful in the 21st century.

The Opportunities Party is deeply aligned with my drive for a better New Zealand - a country with a strong heart, fair opportunities for our youth, and a thriving economy driven by innovation.

I'm especially passionate about the future for our children, and the financial situation they will find themselves in. We need the right decisions now to promote a strong economy, affordable housing, enough money to live on, and world-leading education, giving every one of our children the opportunity to get ahead. That’s why I am running as a candidate for TOP, to strive for the real change that our country needs.