12/18/2012 07:32 EST | Updated 02/17/2013 05:12 EST

Cho to seek provincial seat

Toronto Coun. Raymond Cho is going to try to get elected as an MPP in the next provincial election.

Cho will run for the Progressive Conservatives.

The 76-year-old has represented Scarborough Rouge River on city council for nearly two decades.

In the past he has run unsuccessfully federally for the NDP and has sought a Liberal nomination provincially.

Cho says he will not resign his council seat when an election is called.

An election is expected sometime in the spring, after a new Liberal leader is chosen to replace Premier Dalton McGuinty.