A Message To The People Of Richmond, BC From Carol Day
The 2014 Richmond municipal election was a huge success, with you, the people of Richmond being the winners. There is nothing better for democracy than strong voter engagement. Richmond can be proud that we went from 23.4% voter turnout in 2011 to 32.4% in 2014. That is an incredible improvement in just one term! A big part of that success is due to the newspapers, who did an outstanding job of covering the election.
Congratulations to all you brave souls who put your names forward as candidates for the election. All put blood, sweat and tears into your campaigns. Until you have been a candidate, it is impossible to understand just how much work it is, and how many unseen hours you will spend, but you did it and it was a privilege to campaign with you all.
RITE Richmond would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to those who supported us. For myself, I am humbled and honoured for the confidence you have shown me. My commitment is to serve every person who lives in Richmond equally, and to increase community engagement in local government.
Carol Day and the RITE Richmond Team