A Hamilton businessman and grassroots advocate has thrown his hat in the ring.
Matthew Green has announced he will run for councillor in Ward 3.
Green wanted to make the announcement well before incumbent councillor Bernie Morelli decides if he would seek re-election or not.
Morelli has been the councillor for Ward 3 since 1991.
He’s spent the last few months recovering from a serious illness.
Green says the recent stadium and casino debates, while polarizing the city, also showed him that, if he’s elected, he will use a “neighbourhood engagment” model in Ward 3, letting residents decide how and where their tax money is spent.
The municipal election will be held October 27.