Former State MP Katrina Hodgkinson has nominated for pre - selection for the National Party in the Federal seat of Gilmore.
Ms. Hodginson has more than 18 years of experience as a State Member and during that time she also served as Minister for Primary Industries.
She says she has a strong connection with the local area.
A decision on Ms. Hodgkinson's nomination should be made over the next week.
Ms. Hodgkinson also says, given that Ann Sudmalis announced her retirement there are grounds for a three cornered contest.