About Simeon

Pakuranga is one of the best places to raise a family in New Zealand. I am proud to live here with my wife Rebecca and our three children, Anna, Grace, and Thomas, and to represent this community as the local Member of Parliament since 2017.

I currently serve as National's Spokesperson for Transport, Public Service, and Auckland Issues, and am Deputy Shadow Leader of the House. I also sit on the Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee. I have previously served as National's Spokesperson for Tertiary Education, Police, Corrections, Youth, and the Serious Fraud Office.

Prior to entering politics, I completed Law and Commerce Degrees at the University of Auckland and worked in Commercial Finance at the Bank of New Zealand, as well as serving as an elected Local Board member at Auckland Council.

In Parliament, I have championed legislation to increase the penalties for dealers of deadly synthetic drugs. These drugs are now classified as Class A controlled drugs with dealers facing the full force of the law. I previously sponsored a Bill through Parliament which would allow for the use of Firearm Prohibition Orders, giving our Police an effective tool to get illegal firearms out of the hands of criminals, and forced the Government to take action. In my current Spokesperson roles, I have highlighted the government's lack of delivery on key transport projects across the country, and held them accountable for their massive and unnecessary spending on consultants and contractors.

Recently in Pakuranga, I have supported community efforts to retain a local Police presence, resulting in the new Howick Police Station, and pushed back against proposals by Auckland Transport to install speed bumps on our major arterial roads. My priority is always the people of Pakuranga, and I will continue to work hard and represent them on the issues they care about.