For the past 22 years, Conservative MP Garry Breitkreuz has served the Yorkton-Melville area in the House of Commons.

The 68-year-old is not seeking re-election for an eighth straight term, which could open the door for the NDP's Doug Ottenbreit.

Ottenbreit has been the main, yet distant challenger to Breitkreuz in the past two elections, receiving just 21.8 and 20.8 per cent of the vote.

He says that low employment numbers need to trigger a change in order to restore the work force.

"Rebooting the economy, and getting our young folks back to work. We've got 300,000 unemployed Canadians in this country, and that's worse than what we had at the end of the last recession."

Not only are people not working, but plenty are working several jobs to meet their personal wealth.

"We have thousands of people working two or three part-time jobs in order to make a living, and that's not what we need. We need full-time jobs with full-time wages."

Ottenbreit was born with cerebral palsy, and is a heavy supporter of equality amongst people with disabilities, while also assisting those seeking workers compensation.

He opposes Cathay Wagantall, who is the new candidate for the Conservatives, the Liberal Party's Brooke Malinoski, and Elaine Hughes, who is running for the Green Party for a second straight election.