Outgoing Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig is not done with politics just yet.
Craig confirms to 570 NEWS this afternoon he plans to seek the federal Conservative nomination for the riding of Cambridge in next year's federal election.
"The plan behind it is really to be able to strengthen the Cambridge community," he said Monday afternoon, "With regards to better representation and I think more influence in Ottawa in terms of things that are needed in the Cambridge area."
Craig was defeated as mayor in the last municipal election, falling to Kathryn McGarry.
He anticipates a "very competitive" race for the nomination.
"I'm not naive about that, I'm going to do my very best to win this nomination and I'm putting a team together right now."
He says details are still being sorted out in terms of when the nomination meeting will happen, but should be "sometime in the new year."
Two names are already in the running for the riding.
Liberal MP Bryan May won the nomination last month to seek re-election, and Maxime Bernier's People's Party of Canada looks like they will have a local hopeful.
Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, David Haskell, was the lone person to put his name forward for the nomination at a meeting over the weekend.