Kirsten Morel, who runs his own business specialising in writing about the technology and finance sectors, said that if successful he would work to break down ‘barriers’ between the local community and the Island’s government.
The 43-year-old father of one said that parishioners wanted to engage with politics ‘but that too often, they feel overlooked and ignored’.
‘There’s no escaping the fact that, as an Island, we need to grapple with issues like the cost of living and housing, the transition to a digital future, Brexit, a changing economy, a growing and ageing population as well as numerous environmental challenges.
‘These matter too much to be ignored or for decisions to be pushed further down the road. The truth is that we need a new generation of politicians who can raise the level of debate and find a better way to conduct politics in Jersey.
‘Most importantly, Islanders deserve to be better connected to their government. Everyone, no matter what their age or abilities, needs to feel they have a role to play.’
Mr Morel studied at Victoria College before attending Atlantic College in Wales on a scholarship provided by the States. He later graduated in French and English from Birmingham University.
‘I want to work for the people of St Lawrence, to help them and all Islanders develop an even more vibrant, healthy and prosperous community for our children and grandchildren to enjoy,’ he said.