Hoping to meet the needs of residents

Jesse Loo, 52

Occupation: Former bank manager

Family: His wife works in the beauty sector and they have two daughters, aged seven and 13

Education: Bachelor of Business in economics, marketing and social politics from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne

Hobbies: Playing the guitar, reading

Why politics?

I became interested in the early 1980s because of the late J.B. Jeyaretnam. It was an eye-opener for me, how a society could gather behind men like him who fought for us.

Why you?

I feel I can identify with the residents in Ang Mo Kio GRC, which needs someone like me, a PMET (professionals, managers, executives and technicians).

What issues will you focus on?

Minimum wage, inflation and overcrowding.

Favourite spot in Singapore?

Wherever there is a concert, especially a rock concert. I'm a lead guitarist.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 29, 2015, with the headline 'Hoping to meet the needs of residents'. Print Edition | Subscribe