Jack Yan for Mayor 2010
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PhotographThere are some biographies of me online, but I think is more important is that you get a mayor who will do your bidding.
   Someone who wants to listen to you, and does not have hidden agenda of his own.
   This mayoral election is not about élites or even issues—it is about putting power back in the hands of Wellingtonians.

The official part is this: I was born in Hong Kong in 1972, and maintain dual Kiwi–British nationality.
   I went to school here in Wellington, and have lived in Newtown, Kilbirnie and Rongotai.
   I graduated from Vic with three degrees, including a bachelor’s in law and a master’s in commerce. I run three companies: Jack Yan & Associates, Lucire and the Medinge Group.
   I was the first digital typeface designer in New Zealand and one of the first internet publishers.
   I co-wrote Beyond Branding, wrote Typography and Branding, and contributed most recently to Nation Branding: Concepts and Country Perspectives. You can see my books here, some articles here, and some speeches here. I’ve been interviewed locally on TV1, TV3 and CTV, and by CNN, The Daily Telegraph, The South China Morning Post and others.
   You can read more about me in a formal résumé (PDF).

You can contact me either through a feedback form or via Twitter or Facebook (at right).

Other biographical trivia
Born September 19, 1972—if I win, I’ll be a year younger than Mark Blumsky was when he took office.

I speak English, Cantonese, Taishanese, and French.

I read Swedish and attempt to speak it with a bad accent.

The ego site
You can get most of this stuff in full at jackyan.com.


 


 

 
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Your Wellington
I’ve been compiling issues about Wellington—a prototype website to how I expect a city blog to work if I get elected as your mayor

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Jack Yan & Associates
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