Dean McNamara was born and raised in the Tasman area. He is a fifth generation Kiwi and so has a long history with the Nelson region. A father of two, Dean has been a business owner and is a District Councillor and is now the Nelson candidate for the New Nation Party.
Through his Rural Courier, an independent courier business that operated from Nelson to Tapawera and down to Murchison, and tree-trimming business he owned, Dean was afforded the opportunity to meet many people throughout the district and learn of the affects that council plans and decisions were having on their everyday lives. That gave him the impetus to run for the local Tasman District Council, where he campaigned to bring common-sense policies to the council table and to make lives easier and more affordable to the region’s ratepayers.
Dean has spent two electoral cycles on the Council and is now taking his experience to the national level. He supports the New Nation Party’s aspirations to return New Zealand to its once affluent status. “The time is right, it is a one shot, now-or-never moment in New Zealand politics. If we don’t get the election right this time then my children will never fully experience the New Zealand I grew up in, and I dread to think what future might lie in store for their children.”
With his local Government experience and wide-ranging business background, Dean knows how the region functions and the issues faced by most industries there. He promises to deliver actual representation and will stand up for the people of the Nelson region.