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In 2011, Simon was elected as the Member of Parliament for Tamaki.  Prior to his election, his background included a broad range of experiences from the commercial, public, and voluntary sectors.

Simon was educated at the University of Auckland, and also trained to become a Catholic priest.  Though he completed his training, he did not seek ordination.  Instead, he sought wider involvement in the community to make a practical, hands-on difference.

Raised in Whangarei, Simon came to Auckland in 1994 to begin his university studies.  Apart from his two years working on aide development projects in Fiji and a year spent in the United States, Auckland has remained his home ever since.

Simon is a director on the board of Monarchy New Zealand, a nationwide constitutional lobby group, and is a frequent media commentator on constitutional and monarchical issues in New Zealand.  He has been active within the National Party for many years, holding numerous offices, and was a list candidate in 2008.

Simon is a keen fencer, motorcyclist, runner, and supporter of the arts.  He is dedicated to lifelong education and completed a Masters of Political Studies in 2010, which he undertook while working full-time.

Simon is committed to working hard for the people of Tamaki, ensuring that their views are represented in Parliament.  He is Chair of the Health Select Committee and a member of the Commerce Select Committee.  He attends hundreds of meetings and events each year throughout the electorate and works closely with constituents to resolve problems they are facing.