The Conservative Party has announced its candidate to stand for the Wincanton, Bruton and Castle Cary area at the 2015 General Election.
Former teacher David Warburton is set to challenge Liberal Democrat incumbent David Heath for the Somerton and Frome parliamentary seat.
He lives in the Mendips with his wife Harriet and their two children, James and Cecily.
Mr Warburton taught at an inner-city secondary school before setting up his own business.
He also played a key role in the launch of MyHigh.St – Britain's first online and mobile shopping destination for local retailers – in August 2012.
The scheme has been rolled out to traders in Castle Cary and Wells.
Upon learning of his successful candidacy, the 47-year-old said: "I am thrilled and honoured to have the opportunity to stand up for the residents of Somerton and Frome.
"As a husband and father I understand the demands and pressures that families are going through.
"Having been a cleaner, a van driver and a shopkeeper before going into teaching and setting up my own business, I know what it is to have struggled.
"These are experiences that I am keen to take to Parliament to benefit local people."