I'm Benjamin Lee and I'm standing as a Councillor in the Albert-Eden-Roskill ward and as a Local Board Member in the Albert-Eden (Maungawhau) Local Board.
I'm 29 years old and I currently work as a data analyst in the aviation industry. I graduated from the University of Auckland in 2009 with a BE (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and a BA in History and did five years in commercial and institutional banking before my current role.
Outside of work, I serve the community as a mentor in the Project K programme and volunteer in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.
In my spare time, I pursue my childhood dream of flying aeroplanes and love to cook. As a perennial optimist, I am picking the Blues to win the Super 18 next year.
WHY I'M STANDING
Auckland is in desperate need of better care and in need of people who will manage your rates carefully, provide practical solutions, and respect our local communities. The city will require intensification and improvements in public transport to handle the influx of 895 new people every week. However, we also need to make sure this growth is prudent and respectful of the heritage that makes Auckland unique.
But why do I really want to do this?
Simply put, I believe I owe New Zealand and Auckland for the opportunities this country and city has given me: the opportunity to gain an education and graduate from Engineering school, the opportunity to own a home in Balmoral, and the opportunity to give back through public service.
WHAT I'M STANDING FOR
Growing Auckland with care
Growing Auckland responsibly
Respecting your views and your rates
For specific policy issues, take a look at the Issues section.