Soon we’ll have to pick from a very shallow talent pool that is the bunch of dodgy misfits that are standing for Mayor in your area. ¬†Here’s one that I found in the corner of the barrel (care of Stuff)
Wayne Young, aka Tamaki Drive Man
Young says he was made homeless after he was forced into a mortgagee sale of his leaky home, an apartment in the Auckland suburb of Parnell. Young could not afford to pay for the necessary repairs and a bailiff finally evicted him from the property in 2010. He is now sleeping in his car. It is the second time he has run for mayor and the honesty he brings to his motivations is refreshing. “To be honest the salary of a quarter of a million dollars for mayor appeals,” he says. But he has policy also. He believes the council is saddled with too many council-controlled organisations costing several hundred million dollars, and believes services can be provided cheaper. Not surprisingly given his background as a victim of the leaky home saga, he also has a focus on building and construction inspections. He says: “We remain sceptical of opponents that offer their visionary finance strategies already implemented and deeply ingrained in the media psyche. And technically the half-million-dollar candidate expenditure potentially comes from the ratepayers. I pray the majority of voters are not so easily taken advantage of under my leadership.”
Lives¬†Homeless, lives in his car.
Big Idea¬†To provide non-profit water, refuse collection and maintenance of sewage, footpaths and roads, and also “proper” building and construction inspections.
Biggest Mistake¬†Losing his house in upmarket Parnell.
What you’ll find likeable¬†Waves at motorists and holds up cheeky signs on Auckland’s Tamaki Drive each weekday morning.
What could be irritating¬†Waves at motorists and holds up cheeky signs on Auckland’s Tamaki Drive each weekday morning.
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