Marcus Richmond

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Marcus Richmond
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Arkansas House of Representatives, District 21
In office
January 12, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
High schoolWaldron High School
Bachelor'sArkansas Tech University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Marines
Years of service20 years
Marcus E. Richmond is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Richmond earned his B.S. in Physical Education from Arkansas Tech University. Richmond's professional experience includes coaching football and being the principal of a private school in Virginia. He served in the United States Marine Corps for more than 20 years, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Richmond served on the following committees:

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs
Public Transportation


Campaign themes


In a press release, Richmond highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Excerpt: "We need a representative who will focus on growing Arkansas’ economy, instead of growing Arkansas’ government. Hard-working families need a representative who will fight to protect their hard earned wages instead of punishing working families with a burdensome tax rate."
  • Excerpt: "As a retired leader of Marines, I know the buck stops where the commanding officer stands. A real leader is responsible for everything he does or fails to do. That is the kind of leadership I’ve always sought to provide in all my endeavors, and if given the opportunity, that is the type of leadership I will take to Little Rock."



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Marcus Richmond was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]


See also: Arkansas' 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Richmond was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Arkansas' 4th District. However, his name does not appear on the official list of candidates.


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Richmond and his wife, Susan, have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Terry Rice (R)
Arkansas House District 21
Succeeded by