Cariboo-Prince George Conservative MP Dick Harris will not seek re-election in October 2015.
“I’ve been here for 21 years, I’m 70, so there are lots of good reasons to retire,” Harris told the Tribune.
The Conservative nomination process opened up on Oct. 27 and so far several people have expressed interest in seeking the post.
Prince George mayor Shari Green announced her intention to seek the nomination last week, following former Williams Lake resident Todd Doherty, Prince George business owners TJ Grewal and Nick Fedorkiw.
Fedorkiw will be in Williams Lake on Nov. 18 for a meet-and-greet at the Laughing Loon Restaurant from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Vanderhoof teacher Gerlad Caron who was in Williams Lake for a month in the summer drumming up support for his nomination bid announced he is stepping out of the nomination for Cariboo-Prince George and seeking the Skeena Bulkley Valley Conservative seat.
Harris said he is endorsing Doherty’s bid.
Once he retires, Harris said he and his wife will live full-time in Osoyoos where they purchased a condominium on a golf course 12 years ago.
“We have lots of grandchildren,” he said.