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  Richard, Ron
NameRon Richard
Address3822 Poplar
Joplin, Missouri 64804, United States
Born July 04, 1947 (74 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
May 29, 2018 04:53pm
InfoRep. Ron Richard, a Republican, represents part of Jasper and Newton counties (District 129) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to the House in November 2002.

In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Richard is a partner in A&R Development, C&R Development Corp., and has full duties with C&N Bowl Corporation. He is the former mayor of Joplin, serving from 1994-97. He also served on the Joplin City Council from 1990-94.

Rep. Richard is a member of the following organizations: Joplin Elks Lodge; Joplin Chamber of Commerce; Missouri Chamber of Commerce; NFIB; MoBiz; Scottish Rite Bodies; Valley of Joplin; Knights of Columbus; former member, Professional Bowlers Association; board of directors, Missouri Southern State College Foundation; chairman of the board of directors, Joplin Redevelopment Corporation, Inc.; board of directors, Bowling Incorporated in Milwaukee, Wis.; Joplin Industrial and Development Authority; former board member, Joplin Building and Industrial Development Corporation; board member, Missouri Municipal League; chairman, Joplin 353 Downtown Development Corp.; and member of the Missouri Higher Education Savings Program Board.

A 1965 graduate of McAuley High School, Rep. Richard received a bachelor of arts from Missouri Southern State College in 1969 and a master of arts from Southwest Missouri State University in 1971.

Born July 4, 1947 in Parsons, Kan., Rep. Richard lives in Joplin with his wife, Patty. They have two children: Kara and Chad.


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  01/04/2017 MO State Senate President Pro Tempore Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/16/2015 MO State Senate President Pro Tempore Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2014 MO State Senate 32 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/09/2013 MO State Senate Majority Floor Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 MO State Senate 32 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/07/2009 MO State House Speaker Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 MO State House 129 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 MO State House 129 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/08/2006 MO State House 129- R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 MO State House 129 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/03/2004 MO State House 129 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 MO State House 129 Won 69.23% (+43.10%)
  08/06/2002 MO State House 129 - R Primary Won 75.40% (+50.79%)
  08/04/1998 MO State Senate 32 - R Primary Lost 34.62% (-30.77%)
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