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Dear friends and neighbours,

On March 31st, our YRDSB school board Trustee for Richmond Hill Wards 1, 2 and 4, Crystal Yu suddenly resigned from her role.


A by-election will be taking place on July 15th, 2024 to fill the vacancy and I intend to put my name forward as a candidate.

Education has always been close to my heart and I plan to finish the work I've started to improve the YRDSB. Volunteering in schools and engaging with policy-makers has been a very fulfilling part of my life. 

In the last election, I was proud to earn the support of 4,570 community members. I intend to build on that base of support and work even harder this time. Over several years, I have been actively engaged with thousands of Richmond Hill residents, including parents and educators, to discuss the priorities that residents have for our school system.

Richmond Hill residents deserve a school board trustee who will take the job seriously and put forward a clear plan for how to improve our school board. We need a trustee who will put students first.

I look forward to connecting with all of you in the coming days and hearing your ideas for how to improve education in our province.



If Robert Kolosowski decides to run for YRDSB Trustee in the 2024 by-election, we pledge to actively support his campaign:


Costas Menegakis, former Member of Parliament for Richmond Hill, father and local small business owner


Shelley Wister-Smith, Former OSSTF Branch President in District 16, mother and educator


Vincent Ho, candidate for Member of Parliament in Richmond Hill and local lawyer


Dr. Weidong Pei, Trustee, father and dentist


Mike Ramsay, Trustee, father and Canadian Armed Forces veteran


Jackie Cousins, former YRDSB School Council Chair, member of the YRP Integrated Strategic Community Advisory Council and recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medals


Jonathan Nadler, engineering professor and former candidate for Trustee who ran against Robert in 2022


Aviva Polonsky, President of the Federation of Teachers for the HST, mother and educator


Dr. Reza Sadjadi, former Professor of engineering at Toronto Metropolitan University and father


Carol Nerling, former YRDSB Secondary School Principal, educator and mother


  • Richmond Hill resident for 15+ years.

  • Educational background in economics and business management.

  • Previously worked in the public sector, dealing with education issues on a daily basis within the Ontario government.

  • Currently employed as a project manager at a business-to-business software engineering firm.

  • Oversaw six-figure budgets as a board director and executive of various non-profit groups.

  • Passionate about contributing to society and hoping to bring problem-solving skills to the YRDSB.

  • Led thousands of YRDSB parents in organizing petitions to the school board and held meetings with MPPs.

  • Volunteered as a university-level tutor, wildlife tacker and in YRDSB schools.

  • Second place candidate in the 2022 YRDSB trustee election.

Please note: this temporary website is for information purposes only. A campaign website will be published during the campaign period.

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