Another name has been added to the mix of possible candidates for the upcoming byelection in Kitchener-Waterloo.

A local businessman says he will be seeking a nomination with the Progressive Conservatives.

Ajmer Mandur has lived in the community for almost 30 years, “I’m the only person has come out and announced that I will be running in this byelection. There are number of people that are interested, but they haven’t really put forward their names as of right now”, Mandur told 570News.

Mandur ran unsuccessfully against Andrew Telegdi in the 2005-2006 Federal election.

When asked about some of the challenges that the riding of Kitchener-Waterloo faces going into the soon to be called byelection, he said the challenges are similar to the likes of other provinces, “We have a manufacturing sector that is suffering, we have job losses and I think Kitchener-Waterloo is in the same situation as the rest of the provinces.”

There are a few names on the Liberal side that have been put into the mix.

Eric Davis who ran against Elizabeth Witmer six months ago has put his name forward for a Liberal nod, as well Waterloo Councillor Karen Scian is also interested in running for the Liberals.

Meanwhile, Green Party leader Mike Schreiner was in Waterloo Region on Thursday meeting with possible candidates.

One name that will not be on the ballot is Tim Jackson, who was recently appointed to a University relations job at UW.

Jackson told 570News he’s flattered at the suggestion, but will not be seeking a nomination.