Jamie Schmale, Member of Parliament for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, will represent the Conservative Party of Canada in the 2019 federal election.
Schmale made the announcement Wednesday (Jan. 3), following an open nomination contest. According to a release from his office, no challenger stepped forward to oppose him.
“It has been an incredible privilege to represent the people of this area in Canada’s 42nd Parliament,” said Schmale.
“I’m also honoured that I continue to hold the trust of local riding association members to serve as their candidate.”
In addition to being the MP for the local riding, Schmale is Shadow Minister for Northern Ontario Economic Development and Deputy Shadow Minister for Natural Resources.
Schmale says his focus is to continue to interact, engage and work hard for constituents in his riding. He hopes those efforts will translate into his successful re-election in 2019.
“As we approach the next federal election, I will continue to stand up for hardworking taxpayers in this riding and beyond,” said Schmale.
“Over the past two years, Canada’s Official Opposition has held Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government accountable for its unethical behaviour, tax hikes and failure to deliver results for middle class Canadians.”
Candidates for the New Democratic Party and Liberal Party of Canada have not yet been named for the 2019 election, although 2015 candidate David Marquis still appears on the LPC website.