Pitt Meadows Councillor Doug Bing is seeking the Liberal nod to run for MLA in next May's election.
"I'm going to throw my hat into the ring and seek a nomination," Bing told The TIMES. He's wanting to run in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows constituency.
"I think that Victoria needs a change and I want to be part of that. I think if good people run, then you get good government," said Bing, a Pitt Meadows dentist.
Bing said he thinks "the polarization and name calling and back and forth between Liberals and the NDP is not good for government."
"It makes the public cynical and could be partly why voter turnout is low. They are fed up with both parties and don't want to bother," explained Bing.
"I would like to be a positive voice in Victoria for this riding," he added.
Bing pulled his name out of the running for mayor in the last municipal election, and opted instead to run for re-election as a council member.
He was elected to council for a third time in November and will have to give up his council seat if elected.
The current MLA, Michael Sather, announced he was not going to seek another term. He has held the position for two terms.
Also seeking a Liberal nomination to run for the MLA seat is Terry Becker.
"I want to just take this one step at a time. Terry has been preparing for some time and I have a lot of ground to make up for," Bing said.
Local pharmacist Elizabeth Rosenau was chosen at a New Democrat nomination meeting in June to pursue the same seat.