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Councillor Russell Keys

Get to know Russell! 

Which area in Carterton do you live?
Urban Carterton

How long have you/your family lived in Carterton?
I have lived in Carterton all my life.

How long have you been on Council?
I was elected at a bi-election in February 2015.

Why did you stand for Council?
Originally I stood for Council to oppose the Super City concept, however now my focus is Council infrastructure and I am keen to involve our younger generations in Council activity.

Do you have another job/role/business aside from being a Councillor?
My wife Carrollyn and I own McKenzies Electrical 2000, I am also a Carterton Volunteer Fireman of 20 years.

What are you passionate about, or what are your particular interests?
I am passionate in engaging youth in to Council activities. Personally I enjoy following Motorsport, and love cars and bikes.

Committees and Working Groups 

Council, Infrastructure and Services Committee (Chair), Policy and Strategy Committee, Rural Travel Fund Committee, Walking and Cycling Advisory Group, Wellington Regional Climate Change Working Group, Joint District Licensing Committee and Wairarapa Road Safety Council (alternate).

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