Two more candidates have filed their paperwork to run in the May 29 Richmond council byelection.
A former school trustee (2014-2018) who ran unsuccessfully for council in 2018, Jonathan Ho, is running as the Richmond Community Coalition (RCC) candidate.
RCC is a municipal party which includes Richmond city Coun. Chak Au.
Also running is Dennis Page, an independent, who describes himself on social media as a VJ, journalist and a writer.
Ho said his top priority, if elected to council, will be to help small businesses get back on their feet and “make life affordable for Richmond residents.”
As a school trustee, Ho voiced his opposition to the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) policy that the school board eventually voted in.
Page said he wants to bring mixed-income communities back to Richmond, starting with City Centre.
He would also like to see strong bylaws, enforcement and police funding so Richmond can “strive to rid itself of exploitative and criminal elements.”
The byelection is being held to replace Kelly Greene who was elected to the provincial legislature in October.
Seven candidates have so far filed their paperwork for the byelection.
In addition to Ho and Page, Ken Hamaguchi, Andy Hobbs, Karina Reid, John Roston and Sunny Ho are running.
Friday 4 p.m. is the deadline to file candidate papers.
More information can be found at Richmond.ca/elections.