Millennial gets PC nod in HWAD
A 25-year-old will carry the Progressive Conservative banner in Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas for the 2018 provincial election.
Ben Levitt won the nomination at the Ancaster High School Sunday night, defeating Jeff Peller, Jobson Easow and Vikram Singh.
Leavitt, who worked for MP David Sweet, follows a youth trend in the area for the PCs. Sam Oosterhoff was 19 when he won the Niagara West-Glanbrook nomination and subsequently the byelection to replace former leader Tim Hudak. Nick Lauwers, 32, is seeking the PC nomination for Flamborough-Glanbrook. The HWAD meeting lasted more than six hours and became raucous at times. The Ontario PC party announced there were more than 1,800 ballots cast.