City of Launceston councillor Janie Finlay will throw her hat in the ring for the upcoming state election, as she seeks Labor's endorsement in Bass.
Last year Ms Finlay ran as an independent candidate for the upper house seat of Rosevears, but was narrowly defeated by Liberal MLC Jo Palmer.
She confirmed she would be seeking pre-selection for Labor in Bass for the May 1 poll.
"I'm really proud of the independent role I have played over the last 20 years," Ms Finlay said.
"The values I have held have always aligned closely with the Labor Party."
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The confirmation came on Friday after Premier Peter Gutwein called an early election.
Cr Finlay was first elected to the council in 2000 and served as Launceston mayor from 2002 to 2005. In turn becoming the youngest female mayor in Australian history at the age of 27.
She resigned from the council in 2007 to pursue other interests before she was re-elected in 2014.
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