This blog is part of a series of blogs profiling all candidates standing for Councils across the region who are 35 or under as we aim to increase youth engagement in local politics. Seed Waikato is non-partisan.
Sarah is a community lawyer. She grew up in Hamilton, going to Fairfield College and later studying at the University of Waikato. In 2017, concerned about the unequal burden that the climate crisis is putting on younger generations, she took the government to court for its lack of climate action.
Sarah wants Hamilton to take bold action on climate change; make it safer and easier for people to get around on foot, bike and public transport; and create a long-term housing plan for Hamilton with a focus on affordability and sustainability. She’s also passionate about making our democracy more inclusive.
“A community lawyer and advocate for the environment, committed to making Hamilton a great place to live - both now and into the future.”
- Sarah Thomson