2020 Candidate for Waikato, Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, and Deputy Board Member
James owns several small businesses, including an immigration law firm. He also works for a large NGO in the mental health sector. James lives in Hamilton with his wife and young daughter. He has led the development of ACT’s firearm policy in the wake of the Government’s 2019 Arms Amendment Act.
Why is James running for ACT?
I am standing to raise ACT’s Party Vote in Waikato. I’m a classical liberal who is skeptical of big Government. My experience in business and the community sector has taught me that Government has a role but when it oversteps that role it becomes part of the problem rather than the solution.
David Seymour on James
We are growing ACT’s Party Vote to get people like James into Parliament this year. James is a long-time campaigner for a freer New Zealand, and has been instrumental in developing the best firearm policy of any party. He would make a great MP compared with 90 per cent of the current Parliament on day one.
If you want to help me with this year’s campaign, please email James.McDowall@act.org.nz.