The last time Alan Lappin ran in a federal election in 2013, he suffered a heart attack leaving him 10 minutes from death.
He happened to be right near a hospital in Melbourne, but still needed an ambulance.
“I didn't fear dying at all - I thought if it was my time, so be it,” Mr Lappin said.
But he pulled through and his most recent check-up has cleared him of any ongoing heart issues.
The independent, who lives in Boorhaman North, was not dwelling on the health scare which caused him to pull out of the 2013 race.
He said he prided himself on being an independent candidate, but would not have the same large-scale campaign as Cathy McGowan or door-knock as his opponents do.
“I'm a very simple unit - it's basically just Alan Lappin and his wife and a few friends,” Mr Lappin said.
“I'm a little bit of an introvert … I don't like being inundated in the sanctuary of my home.”
Even with Ms McGowan replacing Liberal Sophie Mirabella, Mr Lappin said Indi was too conservative.
He said he was frightened by the “potential extinction event” of climate change.
The independent’s idea was a currency running parallel to the Australian dollar, with better value if used to buy environmentally-friendly products.
“If a country overseas declared war on us, we'd be grabbing our guns,” he said.
“I promised my electorate in 2010 I'd run again and I don't see anything has changed, it's gotten worse.”
I promised my electorate in 2010 I'd run again and I don't see anything has changed.Alan Lappin
Mr Lappin was also campaigning to stop human greed, build the country's first solar power plant in Indi and tackle the issue of hardship in families which contributed to domestic violence.
“It's human nature - we are all greedy, but some are more greedy than others,” he said.
Mr Lappin’s name would be well known to avid readers of The Border Mail’s letters page.
“I see the letters to the editor as a great public forum for people with limited means,” he said.
Mr Lappin doesn’t like the medium being used by politicians who already had a voice, he’s vowed, if elected, to stop writing letters.