A longtime Richmondite and community champion, Andy Hobbs will vie for the council seat vacated by recently-elected Richmond-Steveston MLA Kelly Greene in the upcoming city by-election.
Hobbs to Seek Council Seat in Upcoming By-Election
"The Team worked hard. Thank you Richmond for the opportunity to serve our Community."
Former two-term Richmond school board trustee and retired Vancouver police superintendent Andy Hobbs has announced he is entering the campaign for the recently vacated seat on Richmond City Council.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to earn the trust and support of fellow Richmondites to represent them on council. I have championed many community causes over the years and I plan to present my vision in the coming weeks and months that will make life better for the residents of Richmond,” Hobbs says.
Hobbs grew up in Richmond and graduated from Richmond High. He later attended UBC, and served for over 35 years with the Vancouver Police Department, retiring as a superintendent.
He was elected to two terms on the Richmond School Board and remains an active volunteer in the community. Currently, he’s the chair of the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site Society, a director on the Tourism Richmond board, and a board member for the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue in Steveston.
Hobbs and his wife Lynn raised three children here and they now have three grandchildren, also living in Richmond, which has strengthened his sense of community and his desire to make things better.
“(This) has been an extremely challenging year for our community,” Hobbs says. “Parents had to decide whether to send their children to school during a global pandemic; our seniors have had to endure long stretches of loneliness as families and friends stay apart; our local businesses have had to either shut or reduce hours—which means many of our neighbours are struggling to make ends meet. I want to bring practical, forward looking policies to city hall that will help bring our community together as we recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and look to build a stronger, more inclusive, and sustainable city for the future.”
By Richmond Sentinel
Published 10:45 PST, Mon November 30, 2020
Last Updated: 2:47 PST, Thu December 3, 2020