Victoria Atkins, who ran for Gloucestershire's Police and Crime Commissioner job in 2012, is to stand for Parliament in Lincolnshire.
She has been chosen as the Conservative candidate for Louth and Horncastle, replacing the country's longest-serving MP, Sir Peter Tapsell, who is standing down ahead of the 2015 national count.
"I'm really excited and feel very honoured to be chosen as the Conservative candidate," said the married mother-of-one, who lives in the Cotswolds after her victory.
"I will take it a step at a time and look forward to learning from Sir Peter as well as doing things my own way.
"The three main concerns of local people are housing development, wind farms and flooding and my role will be to continue Sir Peter's campaign on these issues and making sure we build on the good work of local councils."
Mrs Atkins said she, husband Paul and son Monty, will move from their Gloucestershire home to Lincolnshire to "immerse" themselves in local life.