Judy Kendall is the Act Party's Napier presence in a general election for the first time since 2011.
She doesn't expect to win but Kendall hopes her profile as a candidate will boost the party vote for Act. In the last election Act was sixth-highest in the Napier electorate's party vote rankings, with just 152 votes.
In this Local Focus video profile Kendall says she values her own integrity "and therefore I am willing to fight for the integrity of other people".
"Case in point, I have taken on a big corporate like ACC who had the gall to question my honesty, but moreover my surgeon's honesty," she said.
In the video Kendall answers some less-serious answers, revealing a preference for Kanye over Jay Z.