Richard made history at the B.C. Legislature on September 28, 2015, by being appointed to Deputy Speaker of the House. He is the first person of Chinese descent to assume this office.
“It is an honour to be chosen to serve the people of British Columbia in a new capacity,” said Richard Lee. “My constituents will still remain my first priority, but during sittings of the Legislature I will have the added challenge of facilitating debate and furthering our democratic process.”
Lee’s Benevolent Association of Canada, Lee’s Vancouver and Lee’s Athletic Society posted this congratulatory note on the Sing Tao Newspaper Canada on October 1, 2015, in celebration of his appointment.