Todd Doherty has formally announced his intention to seek the Conservative nomination in the Cariboo Prince George riding for the next Federal Election.

Doherty, who initially announced he would run in Prince George on Saturday, was in Quesnel this morning and will be in Williams Lake this afternoon to make the same announcement.

Doherty was asked what can he do for the Cariboo…

Doherty, who was the Airport Services Aviation Manager, says we are at a critical point right now as people are asking if we are open for business and what does the Supreme Court Ruling on aboriginal land title mean.

He says we need to get around a table and have a respectful dialogue with first nations communities.

Doherty is a long time resident of the region.

He says he is from Prince George and that his wife’s family is from Williams Lake.

Current MP Dick Harris who was elected back in 1993 under the Reform Party banner and is currently in his seventh term in office, has announced that he will not be seeking re-election.

Harris endorsed Doherty as his replacement.

There are as many as four others in the race.

Prince George consultant Nick Fedorkiw and Vanderhoof teacher Gerald Caron have both announced their intention to run.

Former Prince George Mayor Shari Green is not seeking re-election in the November municipal election and is rumored to be considering running.

Prince George businessman T.J. Grewal is also expected to enter the nomination race.