Sam Broughton is one of New Zealand’s youngest mayors. The 35-year-old grew up on a sheep farm, but now lives in Darfield with his wife Liz and doesn't consider himself a farmer, though he does help his folks out from time to time.
Sam spent 12 years running a youth group in Darfield and has also been on the Board of trustees at Rolleston Christian School and Canterbury Youth Services. He was on the council for 6 years before becoming Mayor of Selwyn.
In his spare time, Sam likes to play and watch sports, play the guitar, and ride his motorbike. He has also been rebuilding a house he relocated from the red zone. He and his wife have recently had their first baby.