There is now a full complement on Richmond council after Andy Hobbs was sworn in as councillor Monday evening.
Judge Richard Miller executed the oath of office and oath of allegiance to the Queen as the first order of business at Richmond’s council meeting.
Hobbs, a retired VPD superintendent, won the May 29 byelection to replace former Coun. Kelly Greene.
Hobbs topped the polls with 23.8 per cent – 3,095 votes – followed by Jonathan Ho who garnered 2,785 votes, or 21.5 per cent. Karina Reid was in third place with 21.3 per cent of the vote.
After the swearing-in, Hobbs thanked voters for electing him to council, adding he will “give it 110 per cent.”
Hobbs was appointed to the community safety and public works and transportation committees.
Coun. Michael Wolfe, however, asked if he could continue on the community safety committee as he was appointed to it after Greene left.
Mayor Malcolm Brodie replied committee appointments are at the “sole prerogative of the mayor,” and he said he wouldn’t make any changes.
Couns. Wolfe and Carol Day voted against the committee appointments.
Hobbs, who ran as an independent, was endorsed in the byelection by Brodie and three councillors, Linda McPhail, Bill McNulty and Alexa Loo.