Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley wants to be the new Warden of Lambton County for the next two years.
Bradley, who said he informed each member of Lambton County Council by personalized letter before making the media announcement late Monday afternoon, said one reason for running is the "economic and political storm" he sees coming during the next four years.
"The federal and provincial governments have operating deficits and massive long-term debt," wrote Bradley. "They will be cutting services and spending, impacting local governments."
Lambton County, Bradley said, "will not be immune" from cuts.
He also reminded members of council (who will elect the Warden from among themselves at a Dec. 1 meeting) of his own 25 years' of political experience as well as the 20 years (since Jan. 1, 1991) it has been since Sarnia rejoined the county level of government (after a 77-year absence).
Bradley joins already declared candidates St. Clair Township Mayor Steve Arnold, current Warden Jim Burns (mayor of Enniskillen) and Petrolia Mayor John McCharles.