The Perth-Wellington NDP have their man for coming Ontario election.
At a nomination meeting Thursday night, the riding association selected Michael O’Brien, the only person to seek the position, to be their candidate in the election set for June 7th.
O’Brien was born in Belgium and grew up in Wales before moving to Canada in 1971 and working as an engineer in the Mississauga before moving to Stratford in 2015, he’s been involved with the NDP party in both Mississauga and now Stratford.
O’Brien says he has only heard good things about his only known competitor at this point, Randy Pettapiece, and he’s just going to try and share his own views on the campaign trail.
“All I can say is I just have to speak my piece, I understand that Randy Pettapiece has quite a good reputation and I haven’t heard anything bad about him, all I can do is do my best and we will just compete.”
The NDP placed third in the Perth-Wellington riding in the 2014 provincial election finishing with 18.94 % of the vote.
No other parties have selected their candidates yet in the Perth-Wellington riding.