Brad Vis (front, second from right) talks with supporters and continues to check election results after giving his concession speech in 2015. Vis hopes to run again in next year’s federal election. File photo

Brad Vis hoping to be Conservative candidate in Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon

In 2015, Vis narrowly lost to Jati Sidhu in riding stretching from Abbotsford to Lillooet

Brad Vis wants to take another swing at federal politics.

Vis ran as the Conservative Party candidate in the newly created riding of Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon in 2015, losing out to Liberal Jati Sidhu.

Now, Vis says he will again seek the Conservative nomination for the riding, which includes all of Mission, a large chunk of north Abbotsford, and territory reaching to Lillooet in the north.

In a press release sent out Thursday, Vis – who has been working for Abbotsford MP Ed Fast since the 2015 vote – said he’s confident that the Conservatives can claim the riding in 2019.

“What I’ve heard loud and clear is that the Liberals are taking for granted our small business owners, that many people in the riding feel threatened because Justin Trudeau is attacking our freedom of religion (summer jobs program), and that the Government is recklessly spending our nation into generational deficits our children and grandchildren will be left to pay,” Vis said in the release.

Next year’s election is set for Oct. 21, 2019, but the Conservatives are expected to nominate a candidate by the end of June.

In 2015, Vis claimed 35 per cent of the vote, to Sidhu’s 37 per cent. The two candidates were separated by a little more than 1,000 votes, but the riding was among the last in the country to be decided.

Just Posted

Mission RCMP quickly nab gun-toting suspects

Two people arrested, weapon appears to be a pellet gun

Second pellet gun incident in Mission in an hour

Another suspect has been located after calls came in about a man with a hand gun on James and Second

Offender reintegration program gets $1.23 million in federal funding

Abbotsford-based No One Leaves Alone project also serves Mission, Chilliwack and Langley

Walkers wanted for Mission’s Coldest Night of the Year

The goal is to raise $30,000 by Feb. 23

VIDEO: And the winners are…

Mission Chamber holds annual Business Excellence Awards on Friday night

Canada’s archive buys rare book that hints at Nazi plans for North America

The 1944 book may have served as a blueprint for a Nazi purge

B.C. hospital apologizes for veteran’s five-day hallway stay

Clinical director of Victoria General Hospital says case of retired veteran ‘definitely excessive’

Advocate hopes B.C. legislature scandal leads to more transparency

‘Depressing’ that it takes a scandal to inspire freedom of information reform, says Sara Neuert

‘Dr. Lipjob’ avoids jail, gets 30-day suspended sentence

She will have to serve the 30 days in prison if she commits a breach during her two-year’s probation

Ex-Mountie involved in Taser death at Vancouver airport sues government

Kwesi Millington claims he acted in accordance with RCMP training

47 men arrested by Vancouver police for allegedly seeking sex with teenage girls

Seven of those arrested have been charged as part of a two-month operation

Surrey farmers taking stock of revamped Canada Food Guide

Products that were once big at the table — like meat and dairy — have been put on the back-burner

Surrey Pretrial inmate lodges human rights complaint for not being fed kosher food

Inmate claims denial of her request for kosher diet violates Section 8 of the Human Rights Code

Richmond businesses struggle to hire and keep staff because of high cost of housing

Chamber of commerce calls for diverse housing options, redevelopment of George Massey corridor

Most Read