Dr James McDowall

ACT List MP | Waikato


James McDowall ACT MP

James has a PhD, a young family, and speaks Chinese.

He has led the development of ACT's Firearm Policy in the wake of the Government's 2019 Arms Amendment Act.

James owns several small businesses, including an immigration law firm. He has also worked for a large NGO in the mental health sector.

"I'm a classical liberal who is skeptical of big Government. My experience in business and the community sector has taught me that Government has a role but when it oversteps that role it becomes part of the problem rather than the solution."

David Seymour on James

James is a long-time campaigner for a freer New Zealand, and has been instrumental in developing the best firearm policy of any party.


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