Heather Janet "Jan" Logie (born 26 October 1969) is a New Zealand politician and a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives. She is a member of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Early life [ edit ]
Logie was born in
Invercargill in 1969. She graduated from the [1 ] University of Otago with a BA in politics and served as Women's Coordinator for the New Zealand Union of Students' Associations from 1993 to 1996. She lived and worked in Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher on the [1 ] JET Programme. She has previously worked for Women's Refuge, the Hutt Valley Youth Health Service, the New Zealand [2 ] YWCA and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities. [3 ]
Logie openly described herself as a "lefty, feminist lesbian" in her maiden speech to Parliament.
Political career [ edit ]
Logie unsuccessfully contested the
2010 by-election in Mana, placing third with 1,543 votes. Logie also stood in [5 ] Mana in the 2011 election, where she again came third, however as she ranked ninth on the Green Party list she was elected to Parliament, with the Greens gaining 14 seats . [6 ]
She was returned to Parliament after the
2014 general election.
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