Rental housing advocate and FarmWatch member John Roston will challenge long-time Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie in the October municipal election.
The Steveston resident has been named as the RITE Richmond mayoral candidate.
Roston ran in the May 2021 by-election to replace Kelly Greene, who was elected as an NDP MLA in the previous fall’s provincial election.
Roston placed eighth in the by-election, won by retired VPD superintendent Andy Hobbs.
Joining Roston on the RITE slate are current councillors Carol Day and Michael Wolfe as well as farming advocate Laura Gillanders – who ran for the Green Party in the last federal election – and Jerome Dickey, a local businessman and entrepreneur.
The municipal elections are set for Oct. 15 when a mayor, eight councillors and seven school trustees will be elected.
Most current councillors have indicated they are considering running for re-election, with the notable exception of Coun. Harold Steves.