Mike Radan. (Photo courtesy of Mike Radan via Twitter)

Small Business Owner Nominated As Local Liberal Candidate

A small business owner and local volunteer has been chosen to represent Ontario Liberal Party in the Lambton-Kent-Middlesex riding in the upcoming provincial election.

Mike Radan was nominated on Tuesday as the Liberal candidate, two days after their previous Lambton-Kent-Middlesex pick, Ryan O’Hagan, dropped out of the race.

“This community is my home, it’s where I’ve raised my children,” said Radan. “I can’t stand by and watch Doug Ford’s Conservatives slash services and supports in the region, shutting people out of Ontario’s growth.”

Radan, who lives on a farm in the riding with his wife Wendy, has been an entrepreneur and a business manager specializing in agricultural and commercial lighting projects and later became a paralegal, focusing on employment law.

His volunteer experience includes local women’s resource centres, coaching the Strathroy District Collegiate swimming team and has supported his two children with their long involvement in the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Radan is also a long-time volunteer with the provincial Liberal association and is currently the President of the Lambton-Kent-Middlesex association.

Radan will take on incumbent Monte McNaughton (Ontario PC party), Todd Case (Ontario NDP), Anthony Li (Ontario Green party), Brad Greulich (Libertarian), and Brian Everaert (Trillium party) in the provincial election on June 7.

Radan ran for the Liberal party in the 2014 provincial election, finishing in third place, more than 10,000 votes behind McNaughton.