Steven Kou has been acclaimed as the Liberal candidate in Richmond Centre in the Oct. 21 federal election.
According to a post on the Liberal Party of Canada’s website from Brittney Kerr, the national campaign co-chair, Kou was the only qualified nominee “to have successfully completed the nomination application process.”
Kou resides in South Surrey but he runs a business, Ekon Wealth Management in Richmond. Kou is a professional accountant and financial adviser.
Kou ran in the 2015 election in the riding of Vancouver-Kingsway, losing to NDP incumbent Don Davies by more than 8,000 votes. He was in second place.
All major federal parties except the NDP have a candidate lined up for Richmond Centre, including incumbent MP Alice Wong. Francoise Raunet is running in Richmond Centre for the Green Party of Canada and Ivan Pak will be the candidate for the People’s Party of Canada.
In Steveston-Richmond East, Green Party candidate Nicole Iaci and Conservative candidate Kenny Chiu will challenge incumbent Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido. The NDP haven’t announced a candidate in Steveston-Richmond East.