She was the face of the campaign to prevent Osoyoos secondary from closing this year.
Now Brenda Dorosz wants to run for the NDP in Boundary-Similkameen.
Dorosz says her candidacy is about 70 per cent related to the successful fight to save the school.
But she wants to raise other issues too, such as housing,
She faces Grand Forks city councillor Colleen Ross for the nomination on Jan. 15.