Jesse Pablas grew up in the electorate and attended the local schools. He knows what it is like to live and work here, and wants to give back to the community which has supported him throughout his life.
With a determination to improve access to education and provide more affordable housing options for the electorate, Jesse is a committed advocate for Papakura.
Jesse had a childhood full of opportunities growing up in this neighbourhood, but National is failing the youth of Papakura today. The number of homeless persons living in the surrounding parks has grown dramatically, the crime rate has risen and police resources are stretched to their limits in both the Papakura area and the surrounding electorates.
I believe that every New Zealander, regardless of their background, deserves to reach his or her full potential and to feel safe and secure in their home and community. I want to see a Labour Government from 2017 and will do my part to raise the Party Vote in this electorate.