Conservative candidate named in Richmond East
The B.C. Conservatives have named its first candidate for Richmond ahead of the May 14 provincial election.
Nathaniel Lim will challenge Liberal incumbent Linda Reid in Richmond East, the party announced this week. Lim, a family and youth counsellor with Family Services of Greater Vancouver, was acclaimed at a nomination meeting in Richmond Sunday.
Reid has held the riding since 1991. She last won in 2009 with 59 per cent of the vote.
Born in the Philippines, Lim immigrated to Canada at age eight. He later studied at B.C. Institute of Technology and worked as an aircraft electronics technician before earning a bachelor's degree in social work from University of B.C. He then worked for two years at Western Academy of Beijing in China before taking on his current counselling position in 2009.
Lim has volunteered with Big Brothers, Richmond Lions Manor, city council's Richmond Family and Youth Court Committee, according to a news release. Last year Lim won a U-ROC Award from the City of Richmond for dedication and commitment to youth.
The party now has 30 candidates in B.C. It plans to run candidates in all ridings except Delta-South. None have yet been named for Richmond's other two ridings, although Gurjinder Bains is seeking the Conservative nomination in Richmond-Steveston.
B.C. election candidates
•Ping Chan (Green)
•Nathaniel Lim (Conservative)
•Linda Reid (Liberal)*
•Gian Sihota (NDP)
•Gurjinder Bains (Conservative nominee)
•Jerome Dickey (Green)
•Scott Stewart (NDP)
•John Yap (Liberal)*
•Gary Law (Independent)
•Teresa Wat (Liberal)
•Michael Wolfe (Green)