Local Conservatives Open Campaign Offices

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Two local conservative candidates in the upcoming federal election have opened their campaign offices.

Chris Lewis is running for the seat in Essex and Henry Lau in Windsor West.

After a recent injury to Lewis, he was back on the campaign trail on Monday and tells CTV News he has been overwhelmed by the support.

"It absolutely has humbled me beyond belief quite frankly," says Lewis. "Literally hundreds of people that have reached out to me, I just cannot smile enough."

The former firefighter, Kingsville town councillor and Conservative candidate in the recent Ontario election has been campaigning for the past year, knocking on nearly 20,000 doors.

He says he recognizes that families in the Essex riding are having a hard time getting ahead.

"Tax cuts and tax credits and removing the carbon tax, are all ways that our party will continue to make life more affordable for all Canadians of all ages," says Lewis.

In Windsor West, Henry Lau tells CTV News he is fighting for more jobs in the area, and he urges people to vote for change.

"If more people want a change, I'm hoping people will come out to vote," says Lau. "If people don't vote as a candidate, I can't do much."

Lewis, who is running against NDP incumbent Tracey Ramsey, Audrey Festeryga of the Liberals and Bill Capes of the People's Party of Canada.

Henry Lau is running in Windsor West against NDP incumbent Brian Masse, Liberal Sandra Pupatello, Quinn Hunt of the Greens and Darryl Burrell of the People's Party of Canada.

The Conservative candidate in Windsor-Tecumseh, Leo Demarce, has already started his campaign. He is running against NDP incumbent Cheryl Hardcastle, Giovanni Abati of the Green Party and Daniel Birr of the People's Party of Canada. 

The Liberals have yet to choose a candidate in Windsor-Tecumseh, Three people are seeking the nomination — Linda McCurdy, Jeewan Gill and Irek Kusmierczyk.     

The federal election is Oct. 21, 2019.