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NOTL resident seeks federal Liberal nomination
Andrea Kaiser has experience working in agriculture, wine and tourism industries.(Dariya Baiguzhiyeva/Niagara Now)

Niagara-on-the-Lake resident Andrea Kaiser is hoping to run as the Liberal candidate for the riding of Niagara Falls in the federal election this fall.

The Niagara Falls riding also includes Fort Erie and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

“I thought I would take an opportunity, (it) seems like an exciting time,” Kaiser told The Lake Report.

Having two children older children, she said she thought “this was good timing for, personally, in my life to get back into politics.”

She said she got approval from the Liberal Party in Ottawa on Monday to run and she joins one other person who is seeking the nomination. Members of the Niagara Falls Liberal Riding Association will vote on the official candidate, she said, and the nomination date hasn’t been set yet.

Kaiser, who has experience in operating a family restaurant and motel in Niagara, has also been involved in the agriculture, wine and tourism industry.

She is now the director of marketing and tourism at Reif Estate Winery. Kaiser, the daughter of Karl Kaiser, a winemaker co-founder of Inniskillin Wines, also was a town councillor for 11 years.

Kaiser said she is interested in becoming “a really strong voice” for the riding and making sure the needs of the community are met. Climate change issues and investing in family, youth and education are also important to her, she said.