John Rizzuti, a retired school principal and small business owner, will represent the Conservative in this fall’s federal election in Victoria.
Rizzuti ran unsuccessfully to be a trustee for the Greater Victoria School District in November.
“I am running in Victoria because I am concerned that without a Conservative Government we are putting prosperity at risk,” said Rizzuti, 66, in a prepared statement.
“My life was full of opportunity and hope. Our sons and daughters must be confident about their future, their Canada.”
Rizzuti, who lives in Saanich, has three grown children and six grandchildren.
Other candidates in Victoria are former broadcaster Jo Ann Roberts, who is running for the Green Party; and Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin, a lawyer. The Liberals have not named a candidate yet.
A federal election is expected be called in October.