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A Fish Creek resident of 23 years, Richard and his wife Cathy have lived, worked and raised their 3 children here. Richard has served the community proudly through a number of volunteer organizations, including the Kids Cancer Care Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.
His reputation for integrity, honesty, and innovation is built on a two decade-long career with Cathay Pacific Airways that included extensive cross-cultural business experience with a focus on the all-important Asia-Pacific region. He is a recognized fiscal conservative, with executive-level experience with provincial and federal associations.
Richard Gotfried will bring energetic, effective and insightful representation, with humility, to the people of Calgary-Fish Creek.
Why I'm running
I am passionate about bringing people together and combining creativity and innovation in a highly collaborative way. Common sense, compassion, accountability and a consultative approach are how I get things done. I’m committed to being a strong advocate for community priorities, initiatives and causes.
As a proud born and raised Calgarian and Albertan, and after a varied and successful business career, this is the right time for me to give back to the community that my family and I have been blessed to call home. I plan to represent the community and its people, institutions and businesses with the same energy and rigor I bring to everything that I do. I am committed to building a better, more sustainable Alberta now and into the future.
I am proud to call Fish Creek home and I ask for your support for the privilege of serving this community as your MLA.