Ronny Harrison Richards

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Ronny Harrison Richards
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Ohio, District 2
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Campaign website
Ronny Harrison Richards was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Ohio. Richards lost in the Democratic primary to Marek Tyszkiewicz.


Richards served as a Combat Medic during the Vietnam War. He worked in the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry and was Chapter Secretary of AFSCME/OCSEA Chapter 7310.[1]


Richards lists his core principles on his campaign website:[2]

  • "We believe in the right of labor to collectively bargain with management concerning wages, health care and safety to the benefit of all.
  • We believe in an energy-efficient sustainable planet whose resources are conserved for the wellbeing of future generations.
  • We believe in an educational system in which all students are given equal opportunity to succeed and realize their potential to become contributing members of society.
  • We believe in the right of the people to bear arms through a common sense application of the 2nd Amendment.
  • We believe in economic justice and an economy which works for the benefit for all and not the privileged few.
  • We believe that human rights are inalienable and that all shall be treated equally under the law."



See also: Ohio's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Richards ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Ohio's 2nd District. Richards sought the Democratic nomination in the primary, but was defeated by Marek Tyszkiewicz.[3]

U.S. House, Ohio District 2 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarek Tyszkiewicz 29.7% 4,812
Ronny Harrison Richards 24.7% 3,995
William Smith 24.5% 3,974
John Arthur Sheil 21.1% 3,416
Total Votes 16,197
Source: Ohio Secretary of State, Official Election Results

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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Richards' reports.[4]


Richards lives in Ohio with his wife, four children and several grandchildren.[7]

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