Longtime School Board Chair Linda McPhail joins Richmond First council slate

For Immediate Release

September 14, 2011

RICHMOND – It’s time for a new voice on Richmond City Council and I’m ready to deliver common sense change during this critical time for our city, Linda McPhail announced today while launching her bid for Council in the upcoming November municipal election.

“People have been clamoring for common sense in our city, from increasing taxes to the threat of development in our single family neighbourhoods, and I’m stepping up to join the debate,” said McPhail. “Councillors Dang, Johnston, and McNulty have been the voice of reason for the past three years and I want to support their efforts on Council.”

A lifelong Richmond resident, Ms. McPhail has served three consecutive terms as a Richmond Board of Education Trustee, being elected by her peers to serve seven years as Chair. An active volunteer in Richmond, she has served on the Board of Seafair Minor Hockey Association for nine years, the Board for the Richmond Arena’s Community Association (RACA) for six years, the Richmond Hospital Auxiliary for twenty years, the Nite of Hope, and in 2009 at the BC Seniors Games.

“Through my personal, civic and volunteer experiences, I’ve learned the value of working collaboratively with the community to get things done,” said McPhail. “That means listening to voters about what they want instead of telling them what they want – something that seems like a revolutionary concept to some on Council. That’s got to change, and I want to bring that change with my Richmond First colleagues.”

Ms. McPhail is married to her husband of 28-years, Terry, with 3 adult children – Melissa, Ross and Melanie.

The next Richmond City Council election is set for November 19, 2011.

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