Sam grew up in Auckland and lives in the Tāmaki electorate.
Issues with housing, education, rising inequality, and the need to provide opportunities for young people and our most vulnerable are why Sam’s standing for Labour in Tāmaki.
He works with young people in a community ambassador role, speaking to high school students about the benefits of tertiary study, building on his long involvement in youth initiatives. That includes a film project to bring inspiring young Māori and Pacific achievers to the attention of younger people and the wider community.
Sam, 27, attended St Peter’s College where he was Deputy Head Boy, and the University of Auckland where he completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Politics, an LLB and a Diploma in Secondary Teaching.Sam wants to use his experience working in the community to be strong advocate for Tāmaki.