Liv Grewal, has been selected as the Conservative candidate for the new Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding.
Local Conservative party members spent all day Saturday, voting for their representative in the 2015 federal election.
Grewal, an Abbotsford resident, received 54 per cent of the 1,846 ballots cast.
There were five other candidates vying for the position including Doris Woodman-McMillan, Korky Neufeld, Paul Redekopp and Brad Vis, all from Abbotsford, as well as retired Ashcroft mayor Morley H. Anderson – better known as Andy Anderson.
“It’s May 2 today, the election is October 19, only six months away, so this victory, if you want to call it that, this nominations is actually a new beginning. Let’s start gearing up for the next campaign. My interest is to work with everyone,” said Grewal.
The new federal riding contains the northernmost portion of Abbotsford, all of Mission, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs, and runs up through the Interior, north of Lillooet and Ashcroft.
The Liberal party has already selected its candidate for the upcoming election: Abbotsford businessman Jatinder (Jati) Sidhu. Art Green of Hope will run for the Green party.
The 2015 federal election is slated for October 19.