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Giambrone nominated as NDP candidate in Scarborough-Guildwood

Former Toronto councillor and TTC chair Adam Giambrone is taking another shot at politics.

The 36 year old was officially nominated as the Ontario NDP candidate in Scarborough-Guildwood on Sunday.

“Adam is a leader who can deliver results for families in Scarborough-Guildwood,” Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said in a release.

Giambrone will be fighting to win the seat previously held by Liberal MPP Margarett Best. Best announced her resignation on June 27. She had represented the riding since 2007.

This is one of five provincial riding byelections called by Premier Kathleen Wynne.

Former finance minister Dwight Duncan, former energy minister Chris Bentley as well as former premier Dalton McGuinty and former education minister Laurel Broten have all decided to leave political life.

Giambrone was first elected to Toronto council in 2003. In 2010 he ran for mayor of Toronto but dropped out of the race amid a sex scandal. He did not seek re-election for his council seat.