Rex Hillier wins Liberal nomination in Conception Bay South
Hillier, a retired school principal, won the nomination against competitor Steve Porter.
The party announced Hillier's victory in a statement on Monday night, but did not release vote results.
Conception Bay South is currently represented in the House of Assembly by Justice Minister Terry French.
The Tories have held the seat consistently since 1996. It had last been held by the Liberals when former cabinet minister Patt Cowan held the district between 1989 and 1996.