A 19-year-old university student has won the Progressive Conservative’s party nomination for an upcoming byelection.
Sam Oosterhoff beat out party president and former MP Rick Dykstra, as well as regional councillor Tony Quirk to take the nomination for the riding of Niagara West-Glanbrook.
The riding was left vacant following the resignation of former party leader Tim Hudak last month.
Oosterhoff is currently enrolled at Brock University and has spent time on Parliament Hill as a legislative assistant.
PC Leader Patrick Brown says the upcoming byelection is an opportunity to share a “positive message of change”.
The byelection will be held along with one in the riding of Ottawa-Vanier on November 17th.