Ritch is a familiar face and a trusted voice to Canadians across the nation for his work as a TV News Anchor at Fairchild TV. As a dedicated journalist for more than 15 years, he covered each election at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels. He understands how government policies impact everyone’s lives. He is an experienced communicator and organizer at work. If elected, Ritch will not only bring his skill-sets to the Council, but also persist in the principles of a journalist: Truthfulness, objectivity, fairness, and public accountability.
Ritch may only be 36 years old, but his portfolio in community services has already been recognized and earned him The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Award this year. His work ethic before being a candidate, how he helped his community in the past few years, especially seniors to get through the pandemic, has proven that Ritch is not a politician who only shows up for votes every four years.
Ritch strongly believes our Council should be non-partisan, independent, and driven by public interests. City Councillors must be free of undue political influence, opportunistic private gains and vested interests in city projects. As a non-partisan candidate, I can exercise independent judgement
and truly prioritize the public interests in making every decision. Entrusted by your votes, not only would I protect the interests of regular families and small businesses from big corporations, but
also fully commit to creating a better and thriving community for you. It is my promise
to shoulder your needs, to hear and be your voice, to see and enact your vision, to stand
for the interests of our community, and to build a brighter Markham for us all.