Richmond's Malcolm Brodie re-elected as mayor

Malcolm Brodie will remain as mayor of Richmond. Brodie has led the city for the past 17 years.

One of region's longest-serving mayors extends 17-year winning streak

Malcolm Brodie scored another victory as mayor of Richmond Saturday night.

Malcolm Brodie will remain as mayor of Richmond. Brodie has led the city for the past 17 years.

Six of eight city councillors were also re-elected in a field of 30 candidates, keeping the makeup of council largely unchanged. 

Incumbents councillors Derek Dang and Ken Johnston were defeated and Kelly Greene and Michael Wolfe will be the new faces at the table.

Hot button issues

A few hot-button issues fuelled the race for council, including the proliferation of mansions on agricultural land and the influence of developers in a city that has seen rapid growth and urban sprawl.

The debate over Chinese-only signs was one of a few hot-button issues to fuel the election race in Richmond. (CBC)

Complaints about Chinese language signs and so-called birth-tourism also made headlines, but the importance of those issues in terms of voter priorities remained to be tested at the polls.

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