Councillor and deputy mayor of Ottawa Jenna Sudds is said to be eyeing the federal Liberal nomination in Kanata-Carleton, sources told The Hill Times. Incumbent two-term Liberal MP Karen McCrimmon is not expected to seek re-election. By deadline, she had not made an official announcement, and did not respond to an interview request from The Hill Times. Kanata-North councillor and deputy mayor of Ottawa Jenna Sudds is eyeing federal Liberal nomination in Kanata-Carleton, according to Liberal sources. Photograph courtesy of City of Ottawa website Ms. McCrimmon was first elected to the House in the 2015 election by a margin of 12.2 per cent of the vote. The margin, however, was reduced to 6.6 per cent in the last federal election. Ms. Sudds, 42, was elected as city councillor for Kanata North in 2018 and is currently serving her first term. She did not respond to interview requests from The Hill Times. Sources said that the only question about her candidacy now is whether she will be appointed by the party or go through a regular nomination process. Considering that the next election is expected to be called in the coming weeks, and the party already is in its electoral urgency mode for nominations, she could be appointed. The electoral urgency clause of the party constitution allows party officials to alter the rules as they see fit to speed up the nomination process. If no one else expressed interest in seeking the nomination in this riding, Ms. Sudds could be acclaimed. Ms. Sudds did not respond to interview requests from The Hill Times. A spokesman for the Liberal Party did not directly answer questions from The Hill Times about the nomination process in Kanata-Carleton. He also did not say if Ms. Sudds will be appointed as the Liberal candidate in the riding. "We’re looking forward to re-electing our Liberal team in Parliament whenever the next election eventually arrives, and adding even more talented and dedicated community leaders as new Liberal MPs in currently-unheld ridings," said Braeden Caley, senior director of communications of the Liberal Party. "Karen McCrimmon has dedicated her life and career to serving Canadians, and she has always worked tirelessly to build a better future for her community." Other than Kanata-Carleton, Ottawa Centre is the second Ottawa area riding which is open for a Liberal nomination because of Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna’s (Ottawa Centre, Ont.) announcement late last month that she won’t re-offer for family reasons. As of deadline, former Ontario attorney general Yasir Naqvi was the only declared candidate for the Liberal nomination in the riding. If no one else throws their hat in the ring, Mr. Naqvi will be acclaimed as the candidate. He represented the same riding provincially between 2007 and 2018 for three terms. The Hill Times EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated on July 30 to include a response from the Liberal Party of Canada.