O’Regan challenges Mylchreest

Hot off the press in this morning’s Cambridge News – an article about my campaign to become Mayor of Waipā. You can read the full article online here.

O’Regan challenges Mylchreest


Susan O’Regan is putting her political career on the line with an “all or nothing” run at the Waipā mayoralty.

Twelve weeks after she announced she was getting out of local politics to work in the private sector, she has had a change of heart and wants to lead the community she was born and grew up in.

O’Regan, 50, a sitting councillor of six years and chair of the powerful Strategic Planning and Policy committee, will not stand for council but will be the first person in six years to challenge four-term mayor Jim Mylchreest, 69.

“I’m standing for mayor because it’s time for change.”

O’Regan announced in April she was standing down from her Kakepuku ward because she felt she had served her constituents well and someone else should have the chance to do the same.

“It’s super important that representation does not become stale, and I wanted to leave the seat on a high note.

“I thought that it might be time for me to re-enter the private sector. I was wrong and realised so within days.

“I still have a lot of energy to give and want to serve the wider Waipā community,” she said.

You can read the full article online here.

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