Daniel Goh Pei Siong, 42
Occupation: Associate Professor of Sociology at the National University of Singapore
Family: Married to a 39-year-old full-time homemaker. They have a son, three.
Education: PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan, and bachelor's and master's degrees in Sociology from NUS.
Hobbies: Cooking and reading.
I am the father of a three-year-old son and he was my inspiration for joining the WP in the first place.
I seek to empower his future and the future of all Singaporeans, and hope my son's generation will be equipped with the tools and resources to realise their dreams.
I believe my knowledge, research and thinking skills could be put to good use to think of policy matters affecting ordinary folk.
I started my journey during the 2011 General Election just wanting to contribute what I could based on my skill sets.
I ended up learning a lot from party elders and members, volunteers as well as fellow citizens I interacted with.
When the party and fellow citizens asked me to contribute more, I reflected on whether it is a call to duty. It is up to voters to decide whether I would be a better candidate to represent and serve them.
What issues will you focus on?
I do not want to commit myself to specific issues. The issues I will champion will be pertinent to the needs and problems of the day.
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