08/26/2011 07:37 EDT | Updated 10/26/2011 05:12 EDT

Brendan Cross, Man Who Ran Pantless Through Regina City Hall, Wants To Be Green Party Candidate

REGINA - A Regina man who ran partially naked through city hall wants to run provincially for the Green Party in the November election.

Several years ago Brendan Cross started his own political party, the now-defunct First Nations Party.

He was also convicted in 2010 of assault and other charges after running naked through downtown and city hall, right into the mayor's office and was given time served.

The Green Party candidate acknowledges his legal troubles and admits to his behaviour, which he says is the result of a previously untreated bi-polar disorder.

Party spokeswoman Sandra Finley is adamant that Cross's past is behind him, and called him an intelligent political thinker.

She also believes he's now in a position to advocate for others with mental health issues.

"He has emerged from that process to be stronger, and a better person for what he has gone through," said Finley.

Cross has yet to be selected as an official candidate.

If he's chosen as the Green candidate for Regina Rosemont, he would be up against NDP incumbent Troy Wotherspoon and Saskatchewan Party candidate Tony Fiacco.