Mayoral, council and trustee candidates have gathered at several election night parties around Richmond waiting to see who gets enough votes to make the cut.
Incumbent Mayor Malcolm Brodie is stationed at Four Points Sheraton Vancouver Airport hotel, watching the election that could made him the longest-serving mayor in Richmond’s history.
Council and Trustee candidates with Richmond First have come together at the party’s office near Lansdowne Centre. The party controls three seats in council right now, and those three incumbents, councillors Linda McPhail, Derek Dang and Bill McNulty, are all hoping to get re-elected.
Richmond Community Coalition candidates are watching from their office near the Richmond Oval, where incumbent councillors Chak Au and CKen Johnston are hoping they get to return to council.
The eight candidates on the RITE-RCA (Richmond Citizens’ Association) coalition are at the Richmond Curling Centre, where incumbent councillors Carol Day (RITE) and Harold Steves (RCA) hope they’ll also hang onto their seats.
Voice of the voters:
Just voted. Still pretty busy at the polling station #Richmondbc— WonderSteve (@TheFallingStar) October 21, 2018
We voted, but it's a pity that @Richmond_BC only supplied a handful of "future voters" stickers such that they were gone within a few hours. Poor planning on their part. Our kids were disappointed, seeing other kids with them during the day. #BCPoli #BCvotes #rmdelxn— Sean Vanderfluit (@Vanderfluit) October 20, 2018