Gudrid Hutchings is throwing her hat in the ring to become the next candidate for the federal Liberals in the new riding of the Long Range Mountains.
The local businesswoman, who is presently chair and managing director of the Battle Harbour Historic Trust, has filed her nomination papers and is just awaiting confirmation of acceptance before formally announcing her candidacy.
Born and raised in Corner Brook, Hutchings has always called the Humber Valley home. She has been in the outfitting industry for nearly 20 years as the owner/operator of fly fishing lodges in Labrador.
Hutchings served for more than a decade on the board of the Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitters Association as vice-president and president. She was also involved in the formation of the Canadian Federation of Outfitting Associations and served on the inaugural national board.
And she has played roles with the Cabot 500 Celebrations, Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador, the Provincial Tourism Marketing Council and the Canadian Sustainable Tourism Association of Canada.
Mark Watton and Pat Hickey have also announced their intentions to seek the Liberal nomination.