''My vision for the Waitaki district is to be the best district in which to live, work and play. I love our district and everything it offers. The mayoralty gives me the best opportunity to make a positive difference to our district and grow opportunities for everyone.
"I want more job opportunities for our people, better services for our ratepayers and for the council to be a customer-friendly, responsive and efficient organisation we can be proud of. Of all of the candidates, I have the right mix of business and financial knowledge, passion, community involvement and proven ability to work with others to make this a reality.''