Former Ottawa City Councillor and Deputy Mayor Steve Desroches wants to return to politics.
He told The Rick Gibbons Show on 1310 NEWS, he plans to seek the Conservative Party of Canada nomination in Nepean for the next federal election.
Desroches said he has heard from several members of the community who would like to see him step back into the political arena.
"It was an honour to serve the community for eight years as a city councillor," he explained. "There are a number of concerns that I have about the direction of this country, and the direction of Barrhaven and Nepean."
One of his concerns is whether or not police will have the resources they need once recreational marijuana is legal.
Desroches was first elected as the councillor for Gloucester-South Nepean in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010.
He did not run in the last municipal election, and now works for the federal government.
The public service has given him the opportunity to take a leave of absence so he can run for the nomination.
Listen to the full conversation with Steve Desroches: