Former city councilor Kevin Klein has his sights set on 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 riding of Kirkfield Park in an upcoming byelection.
“Under the leadership of Premier Heather Stefanson, the Computing Team is working hard to make Manitoba competitive, strengthening health care and making life more affordable for Manitobans. I am excited about the opportunity to work with Premier Stefanson and the entire Computing Team,” said. Klein in a news release.
The riding was held by Scott Fielding, the former finance minister, who announced this summer that he was retiring from politics.
“I support Kevin Klein for the appointment at Kirkfield Park,” Fielding wrote in a statement. “I have known and worked with Kevin during his years on City Council. Kevin is very committed to the community and has been very active with community groups to ensure their voices were heard when decisions were made.”
Klein served as a city councilor for the Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood ward from 2018 to 2022.
No by-election has yet been announced for the riding. Under provincial law, a by-election for the vacant seat must take place within six months of a vacancy unless a general election is held first.