In an election season with so much change, the City of Richmond seems to offer stability.
Mayor Malcolm Brodie, who has received between 67 and 72 per cent of the vote in his last three election victories, is seeking another term.
Richmond may be B.C.’s fourth largest city, but attention on local politics often focuses on mayoral races — and Brodie is the overwhelming favourite.
“Someone like Rick Hansen could beat Mayor Brodie, but unless you’ve got a very big profile, he’ll be very tough to beat,” said Carol Day, one of Brodie’s more persistent critics on council.
“He’s done a good job on a lot of issues, and there’s things that people don’t agree with, but overall he’s done a very good job of building a network of supporters, and that takes years to put together.” …