Michael Ford will represent the PCs in the riding of York South-Weston, the party said Sunday.
Michael Ford entered politics as a Toronto District School Board trustee in 2014. He won a by-election in 2016 to fill the council seat of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford following his death.
“Michael is one the hardest working people I know. He gets things done and fights for the people he represents every step of the way,” Doug Ford said.
Nadia Guerrera is running for the Ontario Liberal Party in York South-Weston. Faisal Hassan, the Ontario NDP’s critic for youth opportunities, currently holds the riding.
The Ontario PC Party has not won the riding since its creation in 1999.
Though the NDP’s Hassan won the riding in 2018, it has largely been a Liberal stronghold.
Liberal Joseph Cordiano represented the riding from 1999 to 2003 and Laura Albanese, also a Liberal, held the riding from 2007 to 2018.
Michael Ford said he will donate his municipal salary to “local community-based organizations” while he runs his provincial campaign.
“The people of York South-Weston deserve a representative at Queen’s Park who doesn’t just talk and delay, but will get things built and create good-paying jobs for our community,” he said.
— with files from Global News’ David Akin