Julie Anne Genter
Genter in 2017
|15th Minister for Women|
26 October 2017
|Prime Minister||Jacinda Ardern|
|Preceded by||Paula Bennett|
|Member of Parliament|
for Green party list
26 November 2011
|Born||17 December 1979|
Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America
|Domestic partner||Peter Nunns|
Julie Anne Genter MP ( // ; born 17 December 1979) is an American-born New Zealand politician who is a member of the House of Representatives representing the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand. She is currently the Minister for Women, Associate Minister for Health and Associate Minister for Transport. She holds dual citizenship of New Zealand and the United States.
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Genter was born in Rochester, Minnesota, United States, in 1979, and grew up in Los Angeles, California.She gained a BA in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2003. She then moved to France and in July 2005, she obtained a post-graduate certificate in International Political Studies from Institut d'études politiques in Paris. She obtained a Masters of Planning Practice from the University of Auckland in 2008.
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Genter has worked as a transportation planner since coming to New Zealand in 2006. She was initially employed by Sinclair Knight Merz in Auckland (2006–2007) before starting with McCormick Rankin Cagney in Auckland in 2008.
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Placed in 13th place on the Green Party list for the 2011 election,Genter entered Parliament, with the Greens gaining 14 List Members of Parliament.
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In July 2015 Genter became the third ever female MP to hold a finance portfolio, alongside the Transport and Youth portfolios.The departure of long-standing Health Spokesperson Kevin Hague in September 2016 led to her taking on the Health portfolio, keeping Transport, Youth, Auckland Issues, and Associate Finance.
Whilst in Parliament, Genter has criticised the Government for spending billions of dollars on motorways,called for a nationwide mental health inquiry, and questioned Health Minister Jonathan Coleman on his use of a Coca-Cola funded study. In January 2017 Genter criticised former Green Party issues director Laila Harré, stating that the reason Harré gave for resigning from the Greens was not factual. Genter quickly apologised to Harré stating "regret any slight to your integrity".
In late 2016 Genter announced that she would be putting her name forward for the Green Party nomination for the Mount Albert by-election, to be held in February 2017.On 12 January 2017 it was announced that Genter would indeed be her party's nominee. Genter came second in the election, with 11.5% of the vote.
Genter stated she rebuffed an approach by Gareth Morgan to waka-jump to his The Opportunities Party (TOP) in July 2017, though TOP denied any "formal" approach had been made.During the 2017 election, Genter was re-elected on the Green Party list.
Following the formation of a Labour–New Zealand First coalition government with the support of the Greens, Genter was appointed Minister for Women and Associate Minister of both Health and Transport.Genter chose to take her oath to the Crown in the Māori language, along with other members, for which she was praised by political colleagues and members of the public. On 24 May 2018 Genter (as Associate Minister of Transport) was given responsibility for Civil Aviation after Transport Minister Phil Twyford violated civil aviation law by making an unauthorized phone call on a domestic flight during take off.
Genter lives in Auckland with her partner Peter Nunns. On 18 February 2018, she announced that she was pregnant.Previously Genter had publicly revealed that she suffered a series of miscarriages. On 21 August, Genter gave birth to a baby boy, announcing the news on her social media. She made international headlines after she—accompanied by her partner—cycled to Auckland Hospital to be induced.
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