The Scottish Liberal Democrats have selected Andrew Hassan to stand in the Aberdeenshire Council elections for the Mid Formartine ward in May.
The ward covers Oldmeldrum, Pitmedden, Balmedie, Methlick, Daviot and Udny.
Mr Hassan has lived in the North-east all his life, working in the retail sector for the last 15 years.
A staunch Liberal Democrat, he has actively campaigned for the party since joiningin 1997 while at Inverurie Academy - and previously stood in the Peterhead North and Rattray ward 10 years ago.
Mr Hassan cites his determination to see local democracy restored, and a desire to encourage more young people to engage in politics as his main priorities ahead of the election, but ultimately he says it is standing up for local people that is his main ambition.