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Endorsements

Valerie Jerome

Kelly Greene

MLA Richmond-Steveston

Karina Reid has done so much to lift up our community and her efforts during this pandemic have been inspiring. I’m so excited to see Karina Reid is running for Richmond Council! Karina is energetic and passionate about making Richmond a better place to live for everyone.

Henry Yao

Karina Reid has been an enthusiastic and relentless activist in Richmond and during the pandemic she did not slowed her down. From creating a grassroots community group, Coming Together Richmond helping the Richmond Food Bank. She is an anti-racism advocate with the Richmond School District and is advocating for an anti-racism policy at the City of Richmond. Equity and inclusion are fundamental to sustainable cities and Karina has passion to make sure Richmond is a city, where everyone’s voice matters.

Aman Singh

MLA Richmond-Queensborough

I’m thrilled to see community advocate Karina stepping up to run for City Council. Through the past few years I have seen how dedicated she has been to be of service to the community. She’s empathic, caring, brave and compassionate. She’ll be an asset to the people of Richmond as it’s newest councillor.

Carol Day

Richmond City Councillor

Karina has worked in the community to support the people of Richmond and she will make an outstanding Richmond City Councillor. Her 20 years working in business and dedication to social issues make her the most experienced candidate, I need her on council please vote for Karina Reid May 29th. Thank you Councillor Carol Day ."

Michael Wolfe

Richmond City Councillor

Karina is a proven community leader, working on so many fronts. With a young family, she is in direct connection to many aspects of the City’s operations and she has provided her focus on countless initiatives across our diverse neighbourhoods. Karina is a solid team player and will be an asset to the City Council, where her voice will speak for the many in her growing networks. She comes with an ambitious and innovative approach to politics. Get to know her and you will soon learn why I endorse her for the May 29th By-Election.

Valerie Jerome

 Canadian athlete, mentor, educator, and political activist

I am a huge fan of Karina Reid.  She has been advocating for my brother Harry Jerome, to be recognized at Richmond Secondary, Richmond Sports Hall of Fame and an exhibit at the Richmond Oval. It's because of her advocacy and the Richmond News article she initiated that the West Vancouver Mayor, decided to create a brand new track named after my brother. She shows an incredible commitment to social justice and anti-racism by speaking out, by showing up, by volunteering. She and her family are sponsoring another refugee. She is an outstanding model of an engaged citizen in her local community and the global level. The world needs more Karina Reids.

Stephanie Smith

President, BC Government and Services Employees’ Union

Karina Reid has my vote for Richmond City Council. As the labour endorsed candidate, Karina’s values align with those of working people. I am excited to see her champion sustainable approaches and an anti-racist policy to ensure all city services are being delivered fairly and without discrimination.

Andrew Scallion

President Richmond District Parents Association

I first got to know Karina through the Richmond District Parents Association about 4 years ago as a passionate supporter of emergency preparedness in our school district. Over the years she has shown herself to be a tireless advocate for many important issues at our school district and in the community at large. I can honestly say I have never met anyone as dedicated to the community as Karina. I look forward to supporting her and the good work she will do as a Richmond City Councillor. 

Keith Yee

General Manager - Richmond Food Bank Society

Karina Reid, by spearheading the Coming Together Richmond community group, ensured that the Richmond Food Bank’s grocery delivery program was able to keep up with a threefold increase during a time of great need. When the pandemic hit, many people could no longer leave their homes to pick up the groceries they desperately needed from the food bank, and simultaneously, many Richmond Food Bank volunteers had to put their volunteer work on hold for safety reasons (due to being particularly vulnerable to infection, or having a close family member at high risk). Karina and the brave and generous community members that make up Coming Together Richmond did not hesitate to step forward to fill the gap, delivering groceries from the Richmond Food Bank to the homes of those in quarantine, recovering from illness, or self-isolating for health and safety reasons.

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