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Todd Muller

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Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Bay of Plenty
Assumed office
20 September 2014
Preceded byTony Ryall
Majority13,996
Personal details
Born
Todd Michael Muller

Te Aroha, New Zealand
Political partyNational
Spouse(s)Michelle Muller
Children3
Websitehttps://toddmuller.national.org.nz/

Todd Michael Muller is a New Zealand politician who was elected to Parliament at the 2014 general election as the MP for Bay of Plenty. He is a member of the New Zealand National Party.

Personal life

Muller was born in Te Aroha and raised in Te Puna.[1] He attended the University of Waikato earning his master's degree in politics and history.[1] Muller is married to Michelle and is father to their three children.[1]

Career

Muller began his career with the New Zealand National Party, then worked as a staffer for former Prime Minister Jim Bolger. His recent career experience includes roles as a general manager for kiwifruit company Zespri, chief executive of Bay of Plenty company Apata Ltd who specialise in post-harvest operations, and most recently as Group Director Cooperative Affairs for Fonterra. He is a former Waikato University councillor, and sat on the boards of Plant and Food Research and the Sustainable Business Council.

"OK Boomer"

In November 2019 Muller heckled Chlöe Swarbrick during her speech on climate change. Swarbrick quickly replied "OK Boomer".[2][3] Although there was little reaction to her comment in Parliament, her two-word throwaway remark became a talking point in media around the world.[4]

Political career

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2014–2017 51st Bay of Plenty 59 National
2017–present 52nd Bay of Plenty 43 National

Muller is currently the Member of Parliament for the Bay of Plenty electorate. Muller was selected to replace Tony Ryall in 2014.[5] During his time in Parliament Muller has served as the chairperson of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee, and as the deputy chairperson of the Education and Science Select Committee.[6] He is currently the Opposition spokesperson for agriculture, biosecurity, food safety, and forestry, and sits on the Primary Production Select Committee.[6]

Portfolios

Opposition Spokesperson
November 2017 – March 2018 Crown/Maori Relations
November 2017 – present Climate Change

References

  1. ^ a b c "About Todd". toddmuller.national.org.nz. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  2. ^ Walls, Jason (7 November 2019). "'OK boomer': 25-year-old New Zealand MP uses viral term in parliament". BBC News. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  3. ^ "'OK boomer': 25-year-old New Zealand MP uses viral term in parliament". BBC News. 7 November 2019. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  4. ^ The world is obsessed with Chlöe Swarbrick's 'OK, boomer' jibe, Stuff, 9 November 2019
  5. ^ Todd Muller selected for Bay of Plenty electoratenzherald.co.nz, 3 June 2014 Archived 3 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ a b "Muller, Todd". New Zealand Parliament. 7 August 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Tony Ryall
Member of Parliament for Bay of Plenty
2014–present
Incumbent
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