Brockville mayor seeking Liberal nomination

In this May 2016, file photo, Brockville Mayor David Henderson addresses a chamber of commerce breakfast. Henderson is seeking the Liberal nomination ahead of the provincial election in June. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

BROCKVILLE – The city’s mayor has his eye set again on higher office.

David Henderson, a three-term mayor of Brockville, announced Thursday during a gathering at the Union Jack Pub, he is seeking the Liberal nomination in Leeds-Grenville.

The 53-year-old brands himself as being in the center of the political spectrum – fiscally conservative but socially progressive.

Henderson has run before for provincial office, running for the Progressive Conservative nomination in 2010 but lost to now-MPP Steve Clark.

The Leeds-Grenville Liberal riding association will hold its nomination meeting next Thursday (March 15).

If he’s the Liberal candidate, Henderson plans to take a leave of absence about a month before the election.

Voters goes to the polls June 7 in the Ontario election.

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