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RCA and RITE Richmond once again join forces

There are seven slates running candidates in the Richmond municipal election.
RCA and RITE Richmond have joined forces as they did in the 2014 municipal election.

Two out of Richmond’s seven political slates have joined forces to elect candidates in the Oct. 15 election like they did in the 2018 election.

RITE Richmond and Richmond Citizens’ Association (RCA) have created a coalition of candidates of what they call “progressive citizens.”

Between the two groups, they are running one mayoral candidate and eight council candidates, of which two, Carol Day and Michael Wolfe, are incumbent councillors.

The RITE-RCA coalition includes John Roston (RITE) who is challenging Malcolm Brodie for the mayor’s chair.

The two groups tended to vote along similar lines at Richmond city council.

The RCA has had ties to the BC NDP in the past. In fact, Kelly Greene, who ran and won a city council seat with RCA in 2018, then ran in the provincial election in 2020, winning the Steveston-Richmond seat.

Day, however, clarified to the Richmond News that she has supported candidates of various parties in the past - for example, candidates running for the BC NDP, the federal Liberals and the Green Party - and she herself has run for the BC Conservatives in the past.

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