Derek Dang

City Council Candidate

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604 767-2145

I was raised in Richmond of Chinese descent. I have witnessed the growth of Richmond from an agrarian society to one that thrives in economic importance.  It has been a privilege to serve as a City Councillor for the past 22 years and I am asking for the opportunity to serve the citizens again.


My grandparents and my parents taught me the power of being able to conduct significant negotiations here in Richmond. They saw Richmond as place of opportunity and embrace. My goal is to continue this tradition that can see the potential of our Island City and navigate an inclusive course to prosperity.

First elected to City Council in 1996, Derek has helped shape many successful community projects over the past 22 years. 

In addition to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games and sister-city collaborations with municipalities in China, Derek’s collaborative approach has helped position Richmond as a local city with international ties.

Raised by his family in Richmond, Derek attended General Currie, Garden City and Palmer schools as a child. After graduating from Richmond High School in 1976, Derek majored in political science at the University of British Columbia.