By Sam Brown, daughter of Auckland mayor Len Brown:
We stand by our father today more than ever before. We have given our father to the community for a 24 hour, 7 day a week job. At times this has been really hard and we have missed the things that normal families do and time spent together.
Dad has given, and will continue to give, his all to this job and serve the people and community with a passion of 100 per cent.
We are proud of the job he has done and continue to support him. Let his last three years of performance and accomplishments be his measure.
Let the issue of fidelity be a personal one. He was not elected as a husband or father but as a man who could serve the people of Auckland.
That is what he has done over the last term and will continue to do if given the chance. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
For us, we are going through a challenging time, but we continue to see the great work he has done and are so proud to call him our dad.
Written on behalf of Sam, Olivia and Victoria
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