Simon Gutschlag is the New Conservative candidate for Nelson.
Born and raised in Canterbury he has lived in Nelson since 2005. He is married with four children and active in his local community.
Currently working in the aquaculture industry, he is an advocate for sustainable food solutions and committed to providing better options for New Zealanders.
Recognising the importance of protecting the family unit and the role of parents in their children’s lives drove Simon to be involved in politics. He sees conservative values as being essential to New Zealanders being afforded the freedoms they need to reach their potential.
Simon is also a New Conservative board member. His extensive management experience provides governance and professionalism to the board.
Simon’s business acumen, technology background and collaborative style has seen New Conservative go from strength to strength, attracting skilled, experienced specialists needed to deliver the best outcomes in 2020.
Nelson voters are encouraged to give their party vote to New Conservative and their electorate vote to Simon Gutschlag.