Samuel Kurtz is the Welsh Conservative Member of the Senedd for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire.
Born and raised on the family farm in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Sam is a Welsh speaker who attended local Pembrokeshire schools before achieving a BA Hons in Politics from the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Upon graduating, Sam returned to Pembrokeshire to work as a reporter and local journalist for the Pembrokeshire Herald and Western Telegraph before taking up a position within the office of the local Member of Parliament.
Elected to Pembrokeshire County Council in 2017, Sam has a strong record of standing up for his community, providing practical support for constituents and being their voice in the Council Chamber.
Sam lists his political priorities as ensuring there are skilled job opportunities for local people, supporting the Welsh NHS with the resources it needs and developing the rural economy of West Wales, building upon the positives of both tourism, agriculture and renewable energy.
Appointed as the Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs and the Welsh Language in May 2021, Sam has passionately advocated for Wales' farmers during the Agriculture Bill's progress through the Senedd.
Outside of politics, Sam is a former Chairman of the Pembrokeshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs, having previously won several competitions at Welsh and National level, including public speaking, on stage entertainments and rural affairs competitions.
Sam is also a keen sportsman. In the summer months he is seen playing cricket and golf across Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire while during the winter, Sam plays football and rugby locally.