ATHENS – A local dairy farmer has put his name forward to be the Conservative candidate for Leeds-Grenville, Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes.
Henry Oosterhof announced his intentions before a group of supporters on Thursday in Athens.
The 60-year-old, looking to succeed the late Gord Brown, is part of a family-run dairy farm in Elizabethtown-Kitley.
He has been on the board of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario for 11 years.
Oosterhof joins former MPP aide Anne Johnston, Lombardy native Stephanie Mitton, Edwardsburgh-Cardinal councillor Michael Barrett and Colin Brown – the nephew of Gord Brown – in the local race.
A nomination date has not been set.
As well, a date for the by-election still needs to be set, which has to be done by the end of October.