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Rental advocate John Roston running for Richmond mayor's chair

RITE Richmond has four council candidates and a mayoral candidate lined up for the Oct. 15 elections.
John Roston is running for mayor in Richmond.

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.