In touch with concerns of younger families

Ron Tan Jun Yen, 30

Occupation: Real estate agent with PropNex and director of an investment company

Family: Engaged

Education: Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia

Hobbies: I enjoy cooking for my loved ones and constituency volunteers.

The volunteers often rush down from work to help out in the Meet-the-People Sessions (MPS) and I like to cook and ensure they are well taken care of.

Why politics?

I think it's important for my generation to step up and partake in shaping the identity of my country.

Volunteering as a case writer at the MPS, I experienced the despair and frustration of families affected by certain policies. I empathised with their situations and felt that I should be doing more to assist them.

Why you?

I believe I am ready to take on the roles and responsibilities; to be the platform to raise the concerns of the people in order to build a better future for Singapore and our future generations.

What issues will you focus on?

I'm getting married next year and will be starting a family of my own in the near future. Matters concerning younger families are close to me. Singaporeans should also look forward to a great community spirit and living environment.

Favourite spot in Singapore?

The wet markets and hawker centres. My late father used to take me along on his grocery shopping trips. They remind me of him and the Singapore I grew up in.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 29, 2015, with the headline 'In touch with concerns of younger families'. Print Edition | Subscribe