Jo Luxton is the MP for Rangitata. Prior to entering Parliament in 2017, Jo worked as an accredited early childhood education teacher, whilst also building and managing her own successful company, an early childhood centre employing nine staff. It became the first business of its kind in New Zealand to be an accredited Living Wage Employer, a cause in which she fervently believes.
Jo's focus is on increasing jobs, encouraging young people to stay in education, improving health outcomes for all New Zealanders, and making sure our communities are safe places to live and work.
She is an active volunteer in her local community and was an integral part of the formation of the Hinds and District Citizens’ Association.
Jo is married to Matt Luxton, a builder. Their blended family has five children: Oliver, Levi, Kelsey, Cameron and Matthew.