The Carleton-Mississippi Mills NDP candidate in the June 12 provincial election wants to try his luck on the federal scene.
John Hansen announced his intention last week to seek the NDP's federal nomination to run in the new Kanata-Carleton riding in next year's federal election.
Hansen, an electrical engineer by training, has lived and worked in the high tech industry in this riding for more than 30 years.
"Voters want change; an end to the Harper Conservative government which is out of touch with Canadians, and a principled alternative to the Liberals." said Hansen in a news release announcing his intention to seek the nomination.
"I believe that as the NDP rolls out their economic, environmental and people-friendly policies, voters will be supportive and respond positively to our party, recognizing the calibre of its leader, Thomas Mulcair."
An NDP nomination meeting is expected to be held in February. "Regardless of the outcome, the riding association will emerge from the nomination meeting united, ready to fight for positive change for all Canadians" said Hansen.
Hansen finished third in the riding in June's provincial election, earning 8,748 votes or 13.6 per cent of those cast.
Federal redistribution has changed the area ridings by moving West Carleton in with part of Kanata and Mississippi Mills back with the rest of Lanark.
For more information about Hansen's views, see www.johnhansen.ca. To support Hansen's nomination campaign, he can be reached at email@example.com or 613-220-9353.