Colin Brown is seeking the Conservative Party nomination for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. The nephew of the late Gord Brown made the announcement Monday.

A by-election has not yet been called for the riding.

Brown says he wants to build on the legacy left by his uncle. Gord Brown served as the MP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes from 2004 until his death on May 2.

Brown was born and raised in Gananoque. He recently worked on the Ontario PC election campaign.

According to the press release, his priorities are keeping taxes low, fostering a business friendly environment, investing in infrastructure and continuing the work of his uncle in supporting Thalidomide survivors.

Ontario Premier designate Doug Ford says Brown has always demonstrated very strong leadership skills and excellent work ethic.  

Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark says Brown has gained tremendous experience as part of the tour team that helped deliver victory for the Ontario PC’s on June 7.  

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