In October 2001 Quax was elected to the Manukau City Council from the Pakuranga ward and subsequently re-elected in 2004 to represent the new Botany-Clevedon ward after a failed bid for the Manukau mayoralty. He is also a member of the ACT Party having stood as a list candidate in the 1999 and 2002 general elections.
On 13 October 2007 Dick Quax lost his bid to become mayor of Manukau to Len Brown by 14,000 votes. During this election, Quax complained to the electoral office over an "offensive flyer" depicting him and members of his People's Choice party as the Thunderbirds. His complaint was not upheld as there was no evidence to suggest who had posted the flyers.
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Quax stood with Jami-Lee Ross for Citizens & Ratepayers in the 2010 Auckland Council elections. Quax missed out on a seat, losing to Ross by 253 votes. In 2011 Quax was elected to the council after a by election was held in Howick due to Ross resigning after becoming a Member of Parliament.
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