There has been much speculation the Liberals would appoint Greater Sudbury Mayor Marianne Matichuk to run in the riding.
Liberal Rick Bartolucci, who has been Sudbury's MPP since 1995, plans to retire with the next election.
So far, there's two candidates vying to take his place on the docket – Andrew Olivier and engineer Elise Idnani. Both are new to politics.
The Sudbury Liberal riding association has yet to set a nomination meeting date, although it hopes to hold one in April.