Jamie Strange was elected to Parliament in 2017 on the Labour Party list, and went on to win the Hamilton East electorate in 2020.
He is a married father of four, and a former school teacher and church minister. Jamie is an active member of the Hamilton East community; his family enjoys being out and about on weekends, visiting Hamilton’s many parks, river cycle ways, and playing sports.
Jamie is a strong advocate for economic growth and chairs the Economic and Development Select Committee at Parliament.
He played a key role in attracting Government funding for the Waikato Regional Theatre, Ruakura Superhub, Te Huia passenger rail service, Pan Pacific Hub, School Link cycleway, and rebuild of the Henry Rongomau Bennett mental health facility.