In 2010 she won the election to the Super City and started working as the Deputy Chair of the Manurewa Board. It was at this point that her career as a politician really took off and today, she serves as Councillor of the Manurewa-Papakura Board.

One of the things Angela has since pursued is a law degree which she is completing part-time. “After leaving school so early, I felt I had missed out on academic opportunities, and I wanted to do something that would allow me to better execute my governance responsibilities. I’m really enjoying the degree, the skills I’ve learned help me in debates and allow me to better understand other peoples’ political positions as well as the Council’s risks and liabilities”.

Angela also serves on several boards, trusts and foundations. When she’s not working, Angela spends as much time as she can with her family who has a fortnightly commitment to having family dinner together.  Her family is growing and so far Angela has 7 grandchildren, Bella, Bensen, Max, Maia, Sam, Willow and Charlie.

Angela feels very strongly about representing her electorate in the Super City. She says that apart from the fact that it’s her home, her community is humble, “doesn’t sweat the small stuff” and just gets on with things. Angela describes herself as kind, empathetic, pragmatic, and curious.