Kitchener-Waterloo

Sunny Attwal wins federal Conservative nomination in Cambridge

Sunny Attwal won the nomination race to be the Conservative candidate in Cambridge for this fall's federal election. Jerry Zhang won the nomination in Waterloo earlier this month.

Jerry Zhang won the federal Conservative nomination in Waterloo earlier this month

Waterloo Conservative candidate Jerry Zhang posted this photo of himself with Cambridge Conservative candidate Sunny Attwal to Twitter after Attwal won the nomination Monday night. (@jerryzwaterloo/Twitter)

Sandeep Singh Attwal has won the nomination to be the Conservative candidate in this October's federal election in Cambridge.

Attwal, who is known to many as Sunny, beat out CTV reporter Tyler Calver and school board trustee Cindy Watson.

The race for the nomination also briefly included former Cambridge mayor Doug Craig.

Craig endorsed Calver to win the nomination.

Attwal was chosen during a meeting in Cambridge Monday night.

He told CBC Kitchener-Waterloo he felt "extremely honoured and humbled" to be chosen.

"My family moved to Cambridge over 40 years ago. I was born and raised here, educated here, met my wife here and our children were born here. This is where I started my small business and employ local residents," he wrote in an email.

"This region has been there for me and my family, and it is time to give back and fight for the people who live here."

Attwal will face incumbent Liberal MP Bryan May and NDP candidate Scott Hamilton.

Waterloo also has a Conservative candidate. Jerry Zhang was chosen on April 2, beating out Meghan Shannon for the nomination.

The Kitchener Centre riding nomination will be held on April 15.

The federal election will be held Oct. 21.

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