Three left-leaning candidates have announced they’re running for Richmond city council in October’s municipal election.
Jack Trovato, who has run previously for council and federally for the NDP, has thrown his hat in the ring as a Richmond Citizens’ Association (RCA) candidate, along with Mark Lee – who ran in the 2021 by-election to replace Kelly Greene – and Keefer Pelech, who has worked for Greene in her role as an MLA.
The municipal election will be held on Oct. 15, and most current councillors as well as the current mayor, Malcolm Brodie, have said they’re running for re-election.
The only councillor who’s definitely said he’s not running is Harold Steves, who belongs to the RCA and has been on council for half a century.
Trovato is a retired teacher, who has been involved in fighting mega mansions on farmland and advocating for a new hospital.
Lee has lived in Richmond for six years after growing up in Vancouver.
Pelech was born and raised in Richmond.