Conservative: Kenny Chiu - in his first federal campaign, he has served as a school trustee on the Richmond Board of Education. He is described as a software engineering professional. He sits on the Business Development committee of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Mennonite Housing Society, and active as a host and commentator in local media. He is married with two children.
*reference – candidates’ posted information Liberal: Joe Peschisolido – is a lawyer and former director of Legal and Corporate Affairs for Taipei’s Bing Han Enterprises, Canadian Head office. He was elected in Richmond Centre 2000 to 2004 under the Canadian Alliance banner crossing the floor to the Liberals in 2002. He is fluent in English, French and Italian. Web: http://joepeschisolido.liberal.ca
New Democratic Party: Scott
Stewart – a 25 year Police officer with the New Westminster force, also a 40 year veteran of the Canadian Forces Reserve. In his retirement, he is actively volunteering in the community where he is raising his family. He is concerned with safer communities.
Green Party: Laura - Leah
Shaw (photo unavailable) – Has enjoyed a career in real estate for 26 years, raising her two children as a single parent. Recently she relocated from the Dunbar area of Vancouver, to the Agricultural lands of East Richmond. Web: https://www.greenparty.ca/ en/riding/2013-59031