UPDATED with statement 5.30pm.
The Liberal Party has endorsed a 22-year-old candidate to contest the seat of Ballarat in the 2019 federal election.
Timothy Vo, who is studying a Bachelor of Education at Federation University and was a volunteer during Amy Johnson's 2018 state campaign, will run against the incumbent, Labor's Catherine King.
Ms King, the shadow health minister, has held the seat of Ballarat since 2001, defeating Liberal candidate Sarah Wade in 2016 with a swing of 2 per cent.
Mr Vo has lived in country Victoria for 13 years, and in Ballarat for the last three.
He has a strong association with the Ballan Football Netball Club.
In a statement, Mr Vo said he was "humbled and honoured to represent the Liberal Party".
“I’m looking forward to getting out and about and listening to the concerns of the locals,” he said.
“The communities of the Ballarat electorate deserve a strong economy and a secure future. By supporting me, as part of the Scott Morrison Liberal team, that is what they’ll get.”
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