Skelly won’t rule out provincial run
Ward 7 Coun. Donna Skelly is not ruling out a run for the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party nomination in the riding of Flamborough-Glanbrook.
“I am not going to close any doors at this point,” Skelly said via email. “Right now my focus is working for my constituents as a city councillor.”
Two others seeking the nomination, Nick Lauwers and Dan Sadler, were recently told by party officials that Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown would not sign either of their nomination papers if either wins the contest. Lauwers confirmed in an email statement that the party will not hold a nomination meeting “but rather an appointment.”
In May, Albert Marshall dropped out of the race for the nomination after being told the party was looking at appointing a candidate.
Last month, Brown and Skelly participated in a roundtable discussion in Hamilton. Media was not invited to the event, but Brown tweeted about the event, thanking Skelly for participating.
The provincial Liberals will be nominating Flamborough Coun. Judi Partridge as its candidate for the Flamborough-Glanbrook riding Aug. 14 at Dundas Town Hall.
Skelly: “not going to close any doors”