Michael Wolfe is seeking re-election for a second term. A centrist, elected in 2018 during a time of deep frustration with establishment politicians, Michael’s youth and extensive volunteer experience coupled with his integrity, have given him an advantage on council.
Known for his thoughtful, forward-thinking ideas and his ability to put power back into the hands of Richmond residents by listening to their concerns and ideas, Michael’s key policy initiatives have included taken action to protect farmland from sprawling, mega-mansions to ensure food security for generations to come; and helping stop dangerous illegal hunting.
A tireless advocate for the environment, Michael, a Richmond high school teacher with a master’s degree, has influenced and inspired a new generation of students. If again elected, in his second term, Michael plans to facilitate cooperation among council colleagues, senior staff, and property developers to create a vision for a sustainable future.
Committed to a new kind of leadership, Michael has the best attendance record (by far) for all council and committee meetings.
A lifelong resident of Richmond, Michael his wife and young daughter live in the Hamilton neighbourhood, where they grow berries, fruits and vegetables in their backyard.
Why am I running for City Council?
Michael is seeking re-election to Richmond City Council, as he has invested a great deal of time by attending more meetings than all the other councillors and has learned a great deal from attending committees that he is not even appointed to. His first term has been filled with pandemic-related issues and is hoping to take on his first standing committee chair position. With a new Chief Administrative Officer, a new Fire Chief, and a new RCMP Officer in Charge, Michael hopes to work with the next mayor and council to bring forward some much-needed policy changes that will bring us back better than before the pandemic. Some of his notable accomplishments have been raising attention to young family issues (as he has a 3-year-old daughter), raising issues for East Richmond and Hamilton residents (as he lives there), advocating for public environmental enhancement grants to restore and rewild our island, advocating for cycling training for public school students, and visiting all development sites BEFORE council considerations.