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Ronald Richard
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Missouri State Senate, District 32
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 four-year terms
Prior offices
Missouri House of Representatives
2003 - 2011
Education
Bachelor'sMissouri Southern State College, 1969
Master'sSouthwest Missouri State University, 1971
Personal
BirthdayJuly 4, 1947
Place of birthParsons, Kansas
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ronald Richard (b. July 4, 1947) is a Republican member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 32. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Richard served as Mayor of the City of Joplin from 1994 to 1997, and on the Joplin City Council from 1990 to 1994.

Biography

Richard earned his B.A. from Missouri Southern State College and M.A. from Southwest Missouri State University. His professional experience includes working as a Partner with A&R Development, and for the C&R Development Corporation and the C&N Bowl Corporation.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Richard served on the following committees:

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Administration, Vice-chair
Gubernatorial Appointments, Vice-chair
Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions & Ethics, Chair
Joint Committee on the Life Sciences
Missouri Job Training Joint Legislative Oversight

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Richard served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Richard was an ex officio member of all committees of the House.

Issues

Right-to-work

On February 11, 2013, Richard indicated that he wanted the Senate to pass two labor-related bills, one a modification to the state's prevailing wage law and the other a ban of the use of a member's union dues for political purposes with that member's permission, before taking up the proposed right-to-work legislation. He suggested that it would be difficult to pass right-to-work in the Missouri State Senate. Speaker Timothy Jones had recently reversed his previous position, saying he wanted the House to consider the right-to-work legislation even without the passage of the other two bills. Jones identified right-to-work as a priority for the House, though it did not come up in the 2013 session.[1]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Ronald Richard (Missouri) endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2014

See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Incumbent Ron Richard was unopposed in the Republican primary.[3][4]

2010

See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Richard won election to the Missouri State Senate. He was unopposed in the general election.

2008

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Ronald Richard ran unopposed for District 129 of the Missouri House of Representatives.[5]

Richard raised $483,760 for his campaign.[6]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 129
Candidates Votes Percent
Ronald Richard (R) 11,983 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Richard is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Richard raised a total of $1,864,155 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[7]

Ronald Richard's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri State Senate, District 32 Not up for election $404,961
2010 Missouri State Senate, District 32 Won $713,024
2008 Missouri State House, District 129 Won $483,760
2006 Missouri State House, District 129 Won $60,955
2004 Missouri State House, District 129 Won $61,058
2002 Missouri State House, District 129 Won $93,396
1998 Missouri State Senate, District 32 Defeated $47,001
Grand Total Raised $1,864,155

2012

Richard was not up for election to the Missouri State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Richard raised a total of $404,961.
Missouri State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ronald Richard's campaign in 2012
Southwest Missouri Leadership PAC$50,000
Humphreys, David Craig$25,000
Humphreys, David Craig & Debra$25,000
Friends of Mike Cunningham$20,000
Leggett & Platt$18,128
Total Raised in 2012$404,961
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Richard was up for election to Senate District 32, he collected $713,024 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Majority Fund Inc $70,000
Humphreys, David Craig $55,000
Southwest Missouri Leadership PAC $25,000
Lewis & Clark Regional Leadership Fund $25,000

2008

In 2008, a year in which Richard was up for re-election to House District 129, he collected $483,760 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Southwest Missouri Leadership PAC $38,000
Southwest Missouri Leadership PAC $25,000
AMEREN $15,325
Missouri Bankers Association $12,700

2006

In 2006, a year in which Richard was up for re-election to House District 129, he collected $60,955 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
129th Republican Legislative District Cmte $38,000
Missouri Bankers Association $25,000
Ameristar Casinos $15,325
32nd Republican Senatorial District Cmte $12,700

2004

In 2004, a year in which Richard was up for re-election to House District 129, he collected $61,058 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Missouri Bankers Association $3,900
Southwestern Bell $800
Anheuser-Busch $750
Missouri Physical Therapy Association $725

2002

In 2002, a year in which Richard was up for election to House District 129, he collected $93,396 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
7th Republican Congressional District Cmte $4,639
Missouri Bankers Association $1,550
Missouri Motor Carriers Association $1,200
Hickey, Larry $950

1998

In 1998, a year in which Richard ran for election to Senate District 5, he collected $47,001 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 1998 were:

Donor Amount
Cmte to Elect Ron Richard $2,403
Richard, Ron $1,000
Hickey, Larry & Virginia $1,000
Hawkins, Corine & Ray $1,000

Personal

Richard is married and has 2 children.[9]


Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 19.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[11]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "liberty issues that deal with the size, scope, and proper role of government."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills deemed priority issues by the MCCI.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills deemed "critical public policy issues" by MPV.
Legislators are scored on their votes on 92 abortion-related bills.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills deemed "critical environmental issues" by SC MO.
Legislators are scored on their votes for or against UM's position.

2013

In 2013, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 30.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[13]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills deemed "critical public policy issues" by MPV.
Legislators are scored on their votes on 92 abortion-related bills.
Legislators are scored on their votes for or against UM's position.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gary Nodler
Missouri State Senate District 32
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Missouri State House District 129
2003–2011
Succeeded by
Bill White