Richmond City Councillor is next to endorse Day
RICHMOND, B.C. – April 23, 2013 – Just one week after former Richmond City Councillor Sue Halsey-Brandt made her endorsement, current City Councillor Chak Kwong Au has officially endorsed MLA candidate for Richmond-Steveston Carol Day.
Au served as a School Trustee from 1999 until 2011 and first met Day in 2005 when he was running for re-election. Au and Day worked together as School Trustees from 2008 until 2011. Au and Day both ran for City Council in 2011.
“From the Garden City Lands to the jet fuel pipeline, Carol has proven that she is dedicated, hard working, and stands on the people’s side,” said Au. “I am glad that she is giving the voters a choice.”
Au has served on a number of committees including the Richmond Intercultural Advisory Committee, Richmond Child Care Advisory Committee, Richmond Sister City Committee, Richmond Multicultural Concerns Society, and Richmond Poverty Response Task Force.
A passionate advocate of multiculturalism, Au has helped and co-founded a number of organizations. Au is a registered therapist in day profession and is currently the Program Leader of the Mental Health Promotion and Counseling Team of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority in Richmond.
In 2006, Au was recognized by Vancouver Sun as one of The One Hundred Most Influential Chinese in British Columbia.
Day announced her MLA candidacy for Richmond-Steveston for the BC Conservatives back on April 4 under Party leader and former Delta-Richmond East MP John Cummins. Halsey-Brandt endorsed Day on April 16.