Aaron Sam ready to take the nomination, and win back the Fraser-Nicola riding for the BC NDP.
"I'm young, energetic, and about change. I will bring a new voice to both the BC NDP, and the Fraser-Nicola riding."
Sam, who is in his second term as the Chief of the Lower Nicola Indian Band, says he believes he has what it takes if nominated to win a riding narrowly lost to the Liberals back in 2013.
"I believe I have the best chance to win. Harry (Lali) lost four years ago to Jackie Tegart and the Liberals. We need somebody that has a real chance at taking the seat for the NDP in May."
Sam says the exporting of raw logs overseas, a lack of healthcare options and affordable post secondary programs top the list of concerns from those he's talked to locally in recent weeks.
The NDP nomination meeting in which members will decide between Sam, and former four-time MLA and cabinet minister Harry Lali takes place on Saturday.
Should Sam ultimately be elected MLA, he has stated he will step down as Chief of the LNIB.