THUNDER BAY – Harold Wilson is seeking the Progressive Conservative nomination for Thunder Bay Atikokan. Rumours of elections are rumbling across the region. Today is the Thunder Bay Atikokan Progressive Conservative Riding Association nomination meeting. The former head of the Chamber of Commerce will, should he be selected as candidate be challenging incumbent MPP Bill Mauro.
Harold Wilson seeks PC Nomination for Thunder Bay Atikokan
Sources tell NetNewsledger that Mary Kozorys is likely to be carrying the banner for the New Democrats.
Last time out for the PCs, former Lakehead University President Fred Gilbert was the candidate. Thunder Bay Atikokan has seen a very tight race over the past elections. Bill Mauro won in 2011 with 39% of the votes. The Progressive Conservatives have averaged between 5,500 and 6,000 votes in the riding – about half of the winning total.
Howard Wilson will face a challenge in expanding the Progressive Conservative vote past that total. The real race in the last election, where Bill Mauro won with 10,326 votes to Mary Kozorys’ 9,874 votes. Fred Gilbert finished in third with 5.815 votes.
The Progressive Conservatives are gathering at the Valhalla Inn to select their candidate today.