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Richmond council, school board candidates revealed

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 10:19 PDT, Tue September 13, 2022

In all, 45 candidates are taking part in Richmond’s civic election, set for Oct. 15.

Three candidates are running for mayor, 27 for councillor, and 15 for school board trustee. Most incumbents are running again, with the exception of Couns. Linda McPhail and Harold Steves and school board trustees Norm Goldstein and Sandra Nixon.

There are seven slates of candidates: One Richmond (two councillor candidates), Richmond Citizens’ Association (four councillor candidates), Richmond Community Coalition Association (three councillor candidates and four school board trustee candidates), Richmond Education Party (six school board trustee candidates), Richmond RISE (two councillor candidates), Richmond United (three councillor candidates and one school board trustee candidate), and RITE Richmond (one mayoral candidate and four councillor candidates) . The remaining candidates are running independently.

The Richmond Sentinel’s Sept. 27 print edition will profile the candidates, and their positions will also be shared via video interviews.

Candidates for mayor:

• Malcolm Brodie (independent)*

• Wei Ping Chen (independent)

• John Roston (RITE Richmond)

Candidates for councillor:

• Chak Au (Richmond Community Coalition Association)*

• Adil Awan (independent)

• Chai Chung (independent)

• Derek Dang (Richmond RISE)

• Carol Day (RITE Richmond)*

• Jerome Dickey (RITE Richmond)

• Evan Dunfee (independent)

• Mohamud Ali Farah (independent)

• Laura Gillanders (RITE Richmond) 

• Bill Han (independent)

• Kash Heed (Richmond RISE)

• Sunny Ho (independent)

• Andy Hobbs (Richmond United)*

• Mark Lee (Richmond Citizens’ Association)

• Alexa Loo (ONE Richmond)*

• Bill McNulty (ONE Richmond)*

• Rahim Othman (Richmond Community Coalition Association)

• Dennis Page (independent)

• Keefer Pelech (Richmond Citizens’ Association)

• Jasmine Piao (independent)

• Sheldon Starrett (Richmond Community Coalition Association)

• Jack Trovato (Richmond Citizens’ Association)

• Michael Wolfe (RITE Richmond)*

• Elsa Wong (independent)

• Fipe Wong (Richmond Citizens’ Association)

• Eric Yung (Richmond United)

• Melissa Zhang (Richmond United)

Candidates for school board trustee:

• Rod Belleza (Richmond Community Coalition Association)

• Dean Billings (independent)

• Chris Dinnell (Richmond Education Party)

• Kay Hale (independent)

• Ken Hamaguchi (Richmond Education Party)*

• Heather Larson (Richmond Education Party)*

• Richard Lee (independent)*

• Linda Li (Richmond Community Coalition Association)

• Rachel Ling (Richmond Community Coalition Association)

• Rajan Paul (independent)

• Donna Sargent (Richmond United)*

• Andrew Scallion (Richmond Education Party)

• Debbie Tablotney (Richmond Education Party)*

• Alice Wong (Richmond Community Coalition Association)

• David Yang (Richmond Education Party)

A star after a candidate’s name denotes that they are an incumbent.

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