The owner of the Tim Horton's in both Claresholm and Nanton is looking to enter the world of politics.

Roger Reid will take a run at the UCP nomination in the Livingstone-Macleod riding.

He says he's been involved in politics on the periphery over the years, but says it's time to get his hands dirty.

"It was certainly not a career ambition, but being a small businessman and living in rural Alberta, the changes these last three years in government for us have just spurred me to say I need to get a little more involved. I've been involved with John Barlow (Foothills MP) federally since we got him elected, but it's time to put my name on the ballot I guess."

Reid says he's already been on the campaign trail spending time at events around the riding, drumming up support.

Reid joins High River's Justin Murphy as the only two declared candidates for the UCP in the riding so far.

Current MLA, Pat Stier, says he won't run in the 2019 provincial election.


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