It's taking place on Thursday 15 June
Kevin Oliphant-Smith says his experience standing in House of Keys elections is 'good experience' for being a commissioner.
He has previously stood for Douglas Council, and was elected to the council in 2016, and also stood for the keys twice.
A by-election for a new commissioner in Patrick is being held on Thursday, 15 June - residents can vote from 8am to 8pm at their allocated polling station.
The other candidate standing for election is Richard Jones.
Mr Oliphant-Smith says if elected he would try and shine a 'spotlight' on issues facing the parish.
Local Democracy Reporter Emma Draper has been speaking to him: