Ken Meyeris a candidate for election to the NSW Legislative Council on 28 March 2015, as a representative of the Voluntary Euthanasia Party (NSW).
Ken has a Master of Commerce and a Bachelor of Business and has been self-employed in the finance industry for 30 years.
"I was a young man of 19 when my father first contracted cancer in 1968. I saw him struggle with enormous pain and suffering and he eventually passed away in 1971 – a shell of a once very fit man. I promised myself at that stage that I would do everything possible to ensure that people have the right to a dignified ending.
Obviously since that time I have had the unfortunate circumstances to see my ex-wife, cousins, aunties and uncles suffer the same type of undignified ending. I would like to ensure that I play whatever small role I can to see a change in laws allowing people to die in a dignified manner if it is of their choosing."