The Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre from 2008 to 2015 is taking another run at politics.
Stephen Woodworth won this week's Conservative nomination for that riding.
The lifelong Kitchener resident and lawyer, also spent three terms as a school board trustee.
"I look forward to the coming election campaign," Woodworth said in a release.
"Justin Trudeau's record of broken promises and uncontrolled deficit spending must come to an end. Kitchener Centre, and Canada, need a return to a government that understands the everyday problems Canadians face, and has a clear plan to help people!" he added.
The other confirmed Conservative candidates in the region are: Incumbent MP Harold Albrecht in Kitchener-Conestoga, Jerry Zhang in Waterloo, Alan Keeso in Kitchener South-Hespeler and Sunny Attwal in Cambridge.
The federal election is set for October 21.