CORNWALL, Ontario – Nolan Quinn won the nomination to be the candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry for the upcoming provincial election.
Quinn won the vote at a meeting of the local Conservative riding association on Saturday, March 26.
“So honoured and humbled to have been selected as the next candidate for the Ontario PC Party here in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry. I am excited to continue this journey with all of you,” reads a statement made by Quinn on social media.
Quinn’s opponent for the nomination was South Stormont Township Councillor and lawyer Andrew Guindon.
“I also want to thank Andrew Guindon for PC Candidate – SDSG for showing his commitment to our community and running a good campaign,” Quinn’s statement reads.
Guindon praised Quinn on his win on Saturday.
“Congratulations to Nolan Quinn for PC Candidate SDSG on a well run campaign and his nomination as the PC candidate,” reads a statement from Guindon. “I am very thankful for the support of my family, friends, and campaign team throughout the process.”
Quinn will be running to replace outgoing PC MPP Jim McDonell who announced that he would be retiring and not seeking re-election.
Quinn is a business owner in Cornwall who lives in St. Andrews West. Quinn has been active in Cornwall and the surrounding communities for many years, having raised funds for CHEO through his business and having served on several local committees and boards including the SDG Library Board.
Guindon, who is 27, said that he will remain active in the community. Guindon who is an active community volunteer in his own right has Agape Centre, Children’s Treatment Centre, and Laurencrest Youth Services and said that he is looking forward to marrying his fiancé Emily this August.
The only other party to have a candidate seeking its nomination is the local riding association for the Ontario Liberal Party. South Dundas Deputy Mayor Kirsten Gardner has announced her intention to run for the Liberals in the June 2 provincial election.