Provincial Liberals in Huron Bruce riding have their candidate for the next election in June, 2018.
Saugeen Shores Councillor Don Matheson of Southampton, has been acclaimed as the next candidate to carry the Liberal colours.
The choice of Matheson will be rubber-stamped at a nomination to be held Saturday, January 6th at the Lucknow Community Centre.
Matheson tells Bayshore Broadcasting News he expects energy and Fair Wages Act, along with the usual health and education issues to be hot topics in the upcoming campaign.
As to why he's running, he says, "With my first term in council, I've got a taste that I want to do a little more and this was an opportunity that opened up."
Matheson says his interest in politics and community dates back to his history teacher who urged students to become involved.
He's not sure why there weren't others to let their names stand for the nomination but he suspects many may shied away because of what is expected to be a tough fight for Liberals in Ontario.
Matheson is a teacher at Saugeen District Secondary School and is also the General Manager of the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks WOAA Sr. AA hockey club.
Matheson is also completing his first term as a Saugeen Shores councillor, representing the Southampton Ward.
By law, Matheson does not have to resign from council in order to run provincially but will leave the council table in May, leading up to the June 7th provincial election.