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Amita Kuttner is a Canadian astrophysicist and politician who has been the interim leader of the Green Party of Canada s ince November 24, 2021. Kuttner first ran for office in the 2019 federal election, seeking a House of Commons seat as a Green candidate, followed by a run for Green Party leadership in 2020 following the election. They are the first transgender person and the first person of East Asian descent to lead a federal party in Canada.
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Amita Kuttner was born on December 4, 1990 (age 31 years) in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is the child of Eliza Kuttner and Michael Kuttner. Their mother, Eliza Kuttner (nee Chiu) taught computer science at Capilano College and was an immigrant from Hong Kong. Kuttner’s father immigrated to Canada from the United Kingdom. They went through a French immersion program.
Kuttner mother was killed in a disaster in 2005 when a mudslide crashed down the west Seymour River escarpment into the family’s home. Michael Kuttner, their father, survived but suffered serious injuries, and later sued the district for neglecting safety programmes around mudslides. Kuttner was attending boarding school in California when the disaster occurred. Kuttner experienced PTSD as a result of the disaster.
He attended the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), where they earned a Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics and studied black holes in the early universe with Anthony Aguirre. They were a member of the Women in Physics and Astronomy group and co-founded the university’s 314 Action group, which seeks to elect more scientists to public office in the United States.
Along with 20 other scientists, Amita Kuttner co-signed a letter published in the journal, Science, in support of youth climate protesters, declaring that “we approve and support their demand for rapid and forceful action.” Kuttner is co-founder of the Moonlight Institute, a non-profit that aims to explore frameworks to adapt to the climate crisis. In April 2021, they were a panelist at Solve Climate by 2030, an event held at Toronto Metropolitan University.
Amita Kuttner was the Green Party candidate for the riding of Burnaby North—Seymour during the 2019 Canadian federal election, finishing in fourth place, with 9.59 percent of the vote, almost doubling the Green vote from the 2015 election. They served as the Green Party’s Science and Innovation Critic from September 2018 to February 2020.
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Kuttner ran in the 2020 Green Party leadership election. During the campaign, they refused to hold fundraising events with former leader Elizabeth May, saying the offer of assistance with fundraising does not address other systemic inequities in the race. They finished in sixth place, being eliminated in the fourth round with 7.32 percent of the vote. In 2021, they told the Toronto Star that they had submitted an official complaint to the party’s federal council about transphobia and racism that they experienced during the race, such as facing slurs during online party events.
Following the resignation of Annamie Paul, Amita Kuttner was appointed by the Green Party federal council to serve as interim leader on November 24, 2021. Appointed at the age of 30, they are the youngest person to lead a federal political party, as well as the first transgender person and person of East Asian heritage. In a press conference about a week after their appointment, Kuttner said they wanted to start the process of regrowth and to heal the party. The party had released a report indicating that it was threatened with insolvency, and was considering closing its office in Ottawa. The party had lost 499 monthly donors since July 2021, and 6,259 members at the same time.
Amita Kuttner acknowledged internal conflict over Annamie Paul’s leadership had affected donations. The report blamed negotiations concerning Annamie Paul’s departure as leader of the party for significant legal costs. In a December 2021 media interview, Kuttner said that the party’s financial position was getting “back on track” and was “turning around” pointing to fundraising including at the party’s virtual general meeting about a week earlier.
The party’s constitution requires a leadership election to select a permanent leader to begin within six months of the appointment of an interim leader, and conclude within two years of their appointment. Kuttner has said they do not wish to be the permanent leader. In December 2021, Kuttner said they believed there should be a “longer period before launching a permanent leadership contest, and then a short leadership race.”
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In September 2022, Kuttner was misgendered by being referred to with female pronouns in a caption on a Green Party Zoom call connected with the leadership election. Kuttner stated that the use of female pronouns “made me feel hurt and isolated” and was “reflective of a larger pattern of behaviors that a few in the party are perpetuating”. The party president Lorraine Rekmans subsequently resigned, stating that she had been unfairly blamed for the misgendering.
Amita Kuttner is married and has no children as of mid-2022. Kuttner identifies as non-binary, transgender, and pansexual, and uses they/them and he/him pronouns. Amita Kuttner stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits Kuttner personality.
Amita Kuttner net worth
How much is Amita Kuttner worth? Amita Kuttner net worth is estimated at around $2 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a politician and astrophysicist. Amita Kuttner’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $300,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential politicians in Canada.