myFM News has reached out to former Caledon regional councillor Barb Shaugnessy to confirm if she has officially committed to entering the Conservative Party’s nomination race in Dufferin-Caledon.
Shaughnessy, who lost the Caledon mayoral race in October, announced last month that she was considering joining the race.
But because Shaughnessy didn’t hold a party membership during her time in office, she needed to renew it and get a party waiver to seek the nomination.
Party rules require a nominee be a member for at least six months prior to the nomination.
Shaughnessy confirmed to myFM News late last week that she renewed her membership after the election was over. However, she noted that she hadn’t completed the process to get the waiver.
Since speaking to myFM News, a website has launched for Shaughnessy’s campaign seeking support.
Former Orangeville mayor Jeremy Williams announced last month that he was going to file his papers to become a candidate in the nomination race.
So far, Kevin Weatherbee and Harzadan Singh Khattra have been approved as Conservative nomination candidates in Dufferin-Caledon.
A nomination election is expected to be held in early 2019. The winner will run for the Conservative Party in Dufferin-Caledon in the October federal election.