Richmond, Claude

 Richmond, Claude

On June 19, 2001, Claude Richmond, Member for Kamloops, was elected as the 35th Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Mr. Richmond was born in Blue River, British Columbia and educated in the Kamloops area. Prior to his first election to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in a 1981 by-election, Mr. Richmond served with the Royal Canadian Air Force and worked for twenty-five years in small business. From 1974 to 1977, Mr. Richmond served two terms as a City of Kamloops councilor and from 1978 to 1982 managed CHNL radio station. Mr. Richmond was re-elected in 1983 and 1986 serving until 1991. In recent years, Mr. Richmond worked as a business consultant to the resource industries and markets and also held the position of managing director of the Kamloops Airport Limited. He was re-elected twice to the Liberal government of B.C., and currently serves as Minister of Employment and Income Assistance. (From website)

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