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Joe Keithley Seeks Coquitlam BC NDP Nomination

08/23/2012 12:18 EDT
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PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Musician Joe Keithley performs at the Gibson Guitar Lounge on Main Street on January 25, 2006 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Kathy Carpenter Marketing)

Punk rocker Joe Keithley, also known as Joey Shithead, wants to run for the B.C. NDP in Coquitlam Burke-Mountain in next May's provincial election.

Keithley, who was raised in Burnaby and leads the popular punk band D.O.A. confirmed the news on his Twitter account on Wednesday, saying he will "work for justice."

"I'll be wearing a suit and I won't be wearing a guitar,” Keithley told The Vancouver Sun.

If Keithley is chosen to represent the NDP, he’ll be up against Liberal incumbent Douglas Horne.

"I guess maybe I'm thinking it's my turn if I win this nomination, win the riding in the election, to work inside the mainstream and help people,” the rocker told News 1130.

Keithley has jumped into provincial politics before. In 1996 and 2001, he ran under the Green Party banner in Burnaby-Willingdon, which has now been dissolved. He finished fifth in 1996 and third in 2001, according to The Province.