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And the new Richmond Hill Ward 4 Councillor is?

Raika Sheppard will represent Ward 4 for the remainder of the current Council term.

Sheppard won in the first round of voting receiving 5 votes

(West, DiPaola, Chan, Liu, Muench)

Marty Paulin received 2 votes

(Perrelli, Beros)

Richard Rupp received 1 vote (Cilevitz)


Raika Sheppard holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from York University and Juris Doctorate from Taft University.


A licensed realtor, she is manager of JK Law Professional Corporation in Richmond Hill.


She has been Chair of the Village of Richmond Hill Business Improvement Area (BIA) since 2018, developing strong ties to the local community and creating an inclusive, multifaceted organization working with the City of Richmond Hill and other levels of government.


Sheppard took the Oath of Office on March 22 and will attend her first Council meeting March 23. The term of this position is from March 22 to November 14, 2022.


View meeting Video Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3



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