Former city councilor Kevin Klein is running for provincial office.
Klein, who recently finished third in the Winnipeg mayoral race, announced Friday that he will seek the Progressive Conservative Party nomination to run in the Kirkfield Park riding in the upcoming election.
“Under the leadership of Premier Heather Stefanson, the PC Team is working hard to make Manitoba competitive, strengthen health care and make life more affordable for Manitobans. I am excited to work with Premier Stefanson and the entire PC Team,” he said. Klein in a news release.
The ride was made by former finance minister Scott Fielding, who announced his retirement from politics this summer.
“I endorse Kevin Klein for the appointment at Kirkfield Park,” Fielding wrote in a statement. “I have known and worked with Kevin throughout his years on the City Council. Kevin is very committed to the community and was very active with community groups. Making sure their voices are heard when decisions are made.”
Klein served as a councilor for the Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood ward from 2018 to 2022.
A by-election for the riding has not yet been announced. Under provincial law, a by-election for a vacant seat must be held within six months of the vacancy, unless a general election occurs first.