Stoney Creek resident Ned Kuruc discovered quite a bit about politics when he ran within the 2018 municipal election for Ward 3 councillor.
Despite the fact that he ended up third behind winner Nrinder Nann, with 1,066 votes in a discipline of 12 different candidates, Kuruc mentioned he “gave every little thing.
“It was an enormous studying curve,” mentioned Kuruc. “I additionally discovered municipal politics isn’t for me.”
So for his second immersion in politics, Kuruc, the previous proprietor of the Attic Pizzeria, that has remodeled into the hashish retailer Neku in Stoney Creek, is operating to unseat established Hamilton East-Stoney Liberal MP Bob Bratina because the Conservative candidate.
“Bob is an efficient man,” mentioned Kuruc. “He’s undoubtedly a harder opponent. However my battle will not be with him. It’s along with his boss, (Prime Minister) Justin Trudeau.
Bratina, the previous metropolis mayor, who lately introduced he’s looking for re-election, efficiently defended his seat within the 2018 election with 20,112 votes, whereas NDP candidate Nick Milanovic completed second with 14,930 votes and Conservative candidate Nikki Kaur ended up with 13,130 votes.
Within the 2015 election Bratina pulled what was an upset win over incumbent MP NDP Wayne Marston with 19,622 votes to 16, 465 votes. Conservative Diane Bubanko ended up third with 12,715.
Milanovic, a regulation professor and labour arbitrator, confirmed he can be looking for the NDP nomination for the using once more. The using affiliation acknowledged it has not recognized when a nomination assembly can be held.
Kuruc, 40, who has three youngsters, says Trudeau and the Liberals have “dropped the ball” in terms of controlling the pandemic. They’ve failed in safe sufficient vaccines for the inhabitants and Kuruc blames the Liberals for Ontario’s third lockdown in an try to regulate the COVID-19 unfold.
“The pandemic is the overwhelming problem in the neighborhood,” mentioned Kuruc.