Northern Ontario Party leader Trevor Holliday tells BayToday that he filed nomination papers today for a run at a Callander council seat.
Holliday recently ran in the June provincial election, losing to PC Vic Fedeli.
Now he hopes to get his political feet wet in Callander.
"I was entertaining the idea and some prominent people approached me about doing it so I said why not?" Holliday said this afternoon.
The 35-year-old husband and father of five has lived in the community for three years.
He wants to raise the profile of the community.and bring in new business. He'd also like a review of the contract that sees North Bay police patrol the community.
"I definitely want to make sure that everything is on the up and up and build up the community because I love it here. It's not necessarily reviewing them (the police) it's to check numbers. You want to make sure everything is financially stable and that money is not being wasted anywhere. Is it feasible to have North Bay police out here? It very well could be but there's a lot of stuff and I'd have to look at the books and see what's what and see if there is any deficits or conflicts that might need to be brought up. There might not be but I want to make sure everything's working well here."