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Teresa Wat to run for Liberals in Richmond Centre
Teresa Wat has been appointed the B.C. Liberal candidate in Richmond Centre.
Wat is president and CEO of Mainstream Broadcasting Corporation (CHMB AM1320).
“I believe the upcoming election is too important to stand on the sidelines,” Wat said in a press release. “I want to be a part of the team that secures a strong economic future for British Columbians that will last for decades.”
Wat was former news director at Channel M Television, now OMNI. In 2010 she was appointed to the Canadian Women Voters Congress Advisory Board.
“I am very excited to have Teresa join our team,” said Premier Christy Clark. “She will be a champion for Richmond Centre and B.C.’s growing multicultural communities.”
Richmond school trustee Grace Tsang was the only declared candidate to date, but the party says she has decided not to pursue the nomination. Tsang has accepted an appointment to serve instead in the capacity as co-chair of the Premier’s Chinese Advisory Committee.
Richmond Centre is one of the Liberals' safest seats in the province and has been won by the party with comfortable margins since the riding's creation in 1991.
Current MLA Rob Howard is not running in the next election.
Michael Wolfe is running for the Green Party in Richmond Centre.
The NDP has yet to name its candidate, though NDP leader Adrian Dix told The Richmond Review the people lining up to run in Richmond are "outstanding,"
"I'm looking forward to the campaign, I think this is going to be the most impressive campaign we've ever run in Richmond."
UDPATE: Gary Law, who told The Richmond Review he was seeking a nomination with an unspecified party in Richmond Centre, said he would be making an announcement on Friday, Jan. 18. Law told The Review last week he’d been approached by three political parties to run under their banner, but had decided not to reveal which party he will be seeking the nomination for.