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Municipal By-Election 2020 - City of Richmond Hill Wards 1, 2 and 4
Municipal By-Election 2020 - City of Richmond Hill Wards 1, 2 and 4

Importan​t Dates

Nominations are now closed for the position of Trustee Ward 1, 2 and 4. 

Voting Day is on Monday, October 19, 2020. Internet voting will open on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. and will remain open until 8:00 p.m. on Voting Day.  Voting in the 2020 Richmond Hill By-Election for School Board Trustee Wards 1, 2 and 4 will be done using an online platform. 

Information information for candidates and voters, including how voter registration, is posted on the City of Richmond Hill 2020 By-Election page. 

For more information, please visit the City of Richmond Hill Election Information page or contact the City Clerk. 


Online Candidate ​Information Session

An online information session for individuals interested in learning about the role of school board trustee was held on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

Available for viewing:

Questions about the role of school board trustee may be sent to trustee.services@yrdsb.ca.  

Questions about the Municipal By-Election process may be sent to candidates@richmondhill.ca


All Candidate Meeting

The York Region District School Board will be facilitating an All Candidates Meeting on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.  This session will be livestreamed and a video of the session will be posted on this page for any member of the public who is unable to attend in person.  Additional details will be posted on this page as they become available. 


Why host an all candidate​s’ mee​ting?

All candidates’ meetings are an opportunity for members of the public to learn about their school board trustee candidates.  This is a critical, democratic process, so that eligible public school electors can make an informed decision when they are voting for a representative to serve their local community. 

Additional information about all candidates’ meetings can be found in the Guide to Hosting a School Board Trustee All Candidates’ Meeting.


Who are the candidates?

There are 15 registered candidates for the vacant position of school board trustee in the City of Richmond Hill, Wards 1, 2 and 4.   The list of certified candidates, and contact information, is available on the City of Richmond Hill By-Election page.

Below is a summary of registered candidates.   

  • Luther Constantine Brown
  • Martin Buckingham
  • Carol Chan
  • Myra Chow
  • Simon Cui
  • Salman Dadabhoy
  • Joseph Dimeo
  • Genadijs Dolganovs
  • Maher Ghalayini
  • Wesley Hau
  • ​Sigmund Lee
  • Miroslav Radulovic
  • Lise Tang
  • Alka Tiwary
  • Edward Zhai

Trustee Roles and Responsibi​lities

Under the Education Act, trustees are mandated to;

  • promote student achievement and well-being
  • deliver effective and appropriate educational programs
  • develop, maintain and monitor effectiveness of Board policies
  • develop, communicate and review annually a Multi-Year Strategic Plan
  • monitor the performance of the Director of Education
  • practice responsible stewardship of Board resources

For more information about Trustee Roles and Responsibilities, visit our website.


Candidate Qualification ​​Guid​elines

Candidates must adhere to the qualification/disqualification guidelines outlined in Section 219 of the Education Act, and must be;

  • a Canadian citizen,
  • a resident of York Region,
  • at least 18 years of age, and
  • a public school tax supporter. 

Individuals interested in becoming a trustee should contact the Office of the City Clerk to obtain instructions about the election and nomination processes, campaign finances and any other important information outlined in the Municipal Elections Act.

For a list of registered candidates, please visit the City of Richmond Hill website.

Public school supporters in York Region are eligible to vote for the position of York Region District School Board Trustee.  For questions or to change your school support preference, please contact your local Clerk’s Office.

Information for​ Public School ​​T​​rustee Candidates

There are several resources available for individuals interested in becoming a Public School Trustee Candidate.

About Yor​k Reg​ion District School Board:


About the Role ​of Public School Tr​ustee:


Trustee Hon​​oraria

Effective December 1, 2019, based on student enrolment calculations, in accordance with the Education Act and Ontario Regulation 357/06, Trustee honoraria is set at $24,038.09 for trustees, $29,038.09 and $34,038.09 for the Vice-Chair and Chair respectively.

Additional funds are allocated for reasonable miscellaneous, professional development and communication expenses incurred in a trustee’s term of office, as outlined in Policy and Procedure #220.0, Trustee Services.


Additional In​​formation:


For further information please Corporate Secretariat and Trustee Services by email or phone 905-727-0022 Ext. 2327 or 2217. ​​


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