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Biography
PERSONAL:
A native of Tacoma, Richard traveled extensively during his youth while his father served in the military. Richard and his wife, Amy, currently live in Chehalis. Amy is an elementary school teacher. They have a daughter, Sophie, and a son, Austin.

EDUCATION:
BA, International Relations, University of Wyoming
Attended school in Germany and England

OCCUPATION:
Former Director of The Chehalis-Centralia Chamber

LEADERSHIP ASSIGNMENTS:

Republican Leader, 2004, 2006-2013
Deputy Republican Leader, 2003
Republican Floor Leader, 2001-2002
Asst. Republican Whip, 1997-2000
Capital Budget, Ranking Member
Health Care and Wellness
Technology and Economic Development, Asst. Ranking

LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES:

To create an open and honest flow of communication between my constituents and government.

AWARDS:
Association of Washington Business (AWB) Cornerstone Award
Washington Farm Bureau “Friend of Farm Bureau” Award
National Federation of Small Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award
Henry Tolls Fellow 2001 Recipient
American Council of Young Political Leaders Delegation (ACYPL) 1999

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

Fraternal Order of Elks
Member of Lewis County Historical Society
United Way of Lewis County Leadership Chair
Member of Bethel Assembly of God Church
CSG West (Council of State Governments) Executive Committee Member

 

 


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1673 S. Market Blvd., PMB 159 ● Chehalis, WA 98532