WINCHESTER – To the surprise of no one, Eric Duncan is making his bid to become Stormont, Dundas, and South Glengarry’s next MP official.

The former North Dundas mayor, who only just ended his municipal political career in the fall of 2018, intends to seek the riding’s Conservative Party of Canada nomination ahead of this fall’s federal election.

Former Township of North Dundas mayor Eric Duncan at his final community breakfast, held at North Dundas District High School in December 2018. Uhrig Photo

Duncan’s entry into the fold follows longtime MP Guy Lauzon’s retirement announcement Sat., Jan. 26.

Elected to serve North Dundas as a councillor in 2006, Duncan moved up to mayor’s chair in 2010, and became warden of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry in 2014. He led the regional government for a second time in 2015, the same year he was unanimously elected as chair of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus.

Outside municipal politics, Duncan served as Lauzon’s executive assistant for nine years, among a variety of other volunteer roles.

He is set to officially launch his bid for the nomination tonight on social media.

More to come…