The National Party has selected its candidate to contest the Wellington Central seat for the general election in November.
Paul Foster-Bell will try to wrest the seat from Labour's Grant Robertson.
Mr Foster-Bell, who is a deputy director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, says he looks forward to the opportunity of fighting for the privilege of representing the people of Wellington.
He says he'll be taking nothing for granted.
The 34-year-old will be taking extended leave from the public service to campaign.