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|Term ends = January 5, 2015
 
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|Assumed office = 1999
 
|Assumed office = 1999
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|Current candidacy = [[ Wisconsin Attorney General]]
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|Current candidacy election date = [[Wisconsin attorney general election, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
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|Profession = Attorney  
 
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|Office website = http://www.legis.state.wi.us/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Assembly&district=19
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|Office website = http://legis.wisconsin.gov/pages/leg-info-bio.aspx?h=A&d=19
 
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{{tnr}}'''Jon Richards''' (b.  September 5, 1963)  is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing the 19th District since 1999.
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{{tnr}}'''Jon Richards''' (b.  September 5, 1963)  is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing [[Wisconsin State Assembly District 19|District 19]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.
  
Richards has worked as an attorney and an English teacher in Japan.  He is a member of a number of organizations, including the American Council of Young Political Leaders, Bay View Neighborhood Association, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, [[sunshinereview:Milwaukee, Wisconsin|Milwaukee]] Bar Association, and the Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corps.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=26355 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Richards]</ref>
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Richards {{2014is}} a candidate for [[Wisconsin Attorney General]] in the [[Wisconsin attorney general election, 2014|2014 elections]].
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==Biography==
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Richards has worked as an attorney and an English teacher in Japan.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=26355 ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Biography," accessed May 5, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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|year =2013
 
|year =2013
 
|Chamber =State Assembly
 
|Chamber =State Assembly
|Committee1 =Audit
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|Committee1 = Audit
|Committee2 =
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|Committee2 = Finance
|Committee3 =
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|Committee3 = Financial Institutions
|Committee4 =
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|Committee4 = Joint Finance
|Committee5 =
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|Joint4 = Yes
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|Committee5 = Joint Legislative Audit
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|Joint5 = Yes
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
At the beginning of the 2011 legislative session, Richards served on the following committees:
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During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Richards served on these committees:
  
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
{{Committee Assignments
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===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
At the beginning of the 2009 legislative session, Richards served on the following committees:
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During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Richards served on these committees:
  
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
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==Issues==
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===Sponsored legislation=== 
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Legislation sponsored in 2009:
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*AB-70 Background checks for handgun purchasers: DOJ required to check for court order or finding rendering the person ineligible under federal law re mental health status; courts required to determine ineligibility and other duties; person may petition court to cancel the order
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*AB-118 Health insurance policy coverage of dependents: requirements expanded to include children under 27 years of age under set conditions, including full-time student status and National Guard or reserves service
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*AB-253 Smoking prohibitions: designated smoking area prohibited in public places and places of employment, a few exceptions specified; certain existing exceptions eliminated; smoking in sports arenas, private clubs, and bus shelters specifically prohibited; enforcement by person in charge required
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For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the [http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=indxauth&jd=A19 House site].
  
 
==Elections==   
 
==Elections==   
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===2014===
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:''See also: [[Wisconsin attorney general election, 2014]]''
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Richards {{2014isrunning}} for [[Wisconsin attorney general election, 2014|election]] to the office of [[Wisconsin Attorney General]]. Richards {{2014isseeking}} the [[Democratic]] nomination in the primary.<ref> [http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/rep-jon-richards-enters-race-for-wisconsin-attorney-general-b99121358z1-227990301.html ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,'' "Rep. Jon Richards enters race for Wisconsin attorney general," October 16, 2013] </ref> {{Nov2014genelection}}
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===2012===   
 
===2012===   
  
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''   
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''   
  
Richards won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 19. Richards ran unopposed in the [[Democratic]] primary on August 14 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_on_ballot_08_14_12_partisan_primary_pdf_18477.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012]</ref>
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Richards won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 19. Richards ran unopposed in the [[Democratic]] primary on August 14 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_on_ballot_08_14_12_partisan_primary_pdf_18477.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," accessed June 12, 2012]</ref>
 
{{Election box 2012
 
{{Election box 2012
 
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
  
Richards was re-elected to [[Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 19.  He defeated Republican [[Krista Burns]] in the  general election is on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. Richards was unopposed in the [[Primary election dates in 2010|September 14, 2010]] primary election.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf Official GAB primary results]</ref>
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Richards was re-elected to [[Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 19.  He defeated Republican [[Krista Burns]] in the  general election is on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. Richards was unopposed in the [[Primary election dates in 2010|September 14, 2010]], primary election.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed April 25, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
  
On November 4, 2008, Richards won re-election to Assembly District 19, receiving 98.52% of the vote.<ref>[http://elections.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=15398&locid=47 ''Wisconsin State Elections Board Results of Fall General Election-11/04/2008'']</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Richards won re-election to Assembly District 19, receiving 98.52% of the vote.<ref>[http://elections.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=15398&locid=47 ''Wisconsin State Elections Board,'' "Results of Fall General Election-11/04/2008," accessed May 6, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Sponsored legislation==  
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==Campaign donors==
Legislation sponsored in 2009:
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{{Comprehensive donor history
*AB-70 Background checks for handgun purchasers: DOJ required to check for court order or finding rendering the person ineligible under federal law re mental health status; courts required to determine ineligibility and other duties; person may petition court to cancel the order
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|Name = Richards
*AB-118 Health insurance policy coverage of dependents: requirements expanded to include children under 27 years of age under set conditions, including full-time student status and National Guard or reserves service
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|Full name = Jon Richards
*AB-253 Smoking prohibitions: designated smoking area prohibited in public places and places of employment, a few exceptions specified; certain existing exceptions eliminated; smoking in sports arenas, private clubs, and bus shelters specifically prohibited; enforcement by person in charge required
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|year = 1998
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|Editdate = June 5, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=4103 ''followthemoney.org'', "Richards, Jon," accessed June 5, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 19618
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19]]
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|totalraised2010 = 39579
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19]]
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|totalraised2008 = 21318
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2008|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19]]
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|totalraised2006 = 26677
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2006|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19]]
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|totalraised2004 = 28193
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2004|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19]]
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|totalraised2002 = 12414
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2002|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19]]
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|totalraised2000 = 34690
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|result2000 = Won
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|office2000 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2000|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19]]
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|totalraised1998 = 23888
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|result1998 = Won
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|office1998 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19]]
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}}
  
For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the [http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=indxauth&jd=A19 House site].
 
 
==Campaign donors==
 
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Richards
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|full Name = Jon Richards
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143422
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 19,618
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|org1 = Gehweiler, Grant
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|org2 = Levinson, Jeremy P
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|org3 = Painters Local 781
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|org4 = Wilder, Jeffrey M
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|org5 = Northwestern Mutual Life
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|orgamount1 = 500
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|orgamount2 = 500
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Richards received $39,579 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=WI&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2010
 
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|name = Richards  
{{slp donor box 2010
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|full Name = Jon Richards
|Chamber = Wisconsin State Assembly
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131471
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
 
|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
|total raised = $39,579
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|total raised = 39,579
|org1 = End, Michael J
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|org1 = Wisconsin Energy Corp
|org2 = Wisconsin Energy Corp
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|org2 = United Transportation Union
|org3 = Thomsen, Grace A
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|org3 = End, Michael J
|org4 = Vahey, Ray
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|org4 = Gehweiler, Grant
|org5 = Hynes, Jeffrey S
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|org5 = Musa, Alaa
|orgdonor1 = $500
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|orgamount1 = 500
|orgdonor2 = $500
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|orgamount2 = 500
|orgdonor3 = $500
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|orgamount3 = 500
|orgdonor4 = $500
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|orgamount4 = 500
|orgdonor5 = $500
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|orgamount5 = 500
 
|}}
 
|}}
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
The top 5 donors to Richards' 2008 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110269 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
{{legislative donor box}}
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|name = Richards
|-
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|full Name = Jon Richards
| Northwestern Mutual Life
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110269
| align="right" |$500
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
|-
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|new = no
| Managed Health Services Insurance Corp
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|party = Democratic
| align="right" | $500
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|total raised = 21,318
|-
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|org1 = Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
| Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 75
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|org2 = Wisconsin Credit Union League
| align="right" | $500
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|org3 = Roberts, John L
|-
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|org4 = International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
| WI Pipe Trades
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|org5 = Wisconsin Education Association Council
| align="right" |$500  
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|orgamount1 = 500
|-
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|orgamount2 = 500
| Roberts, John L
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|orgamount3 = 500
| align="right" |$500
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
  
|}
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===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Richards
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|full Name = Jon Richards
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87589
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 26,677
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|org1 = Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
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|org2 = Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 75
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|org3 = Wisconsin Realtors Association
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|org4 = Brutvan, Martin
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|org5 = Gallagher, Michael L
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|orgamount1 = 500
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|orgamount2 = 500
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
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===2004===
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{{SLP donor box 2004
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|name = Richards
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|full Name = Jon Richards
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68301
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 28,193
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|org1 = Richards, Jon
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|org2 = Sprinkler Fitters Local 183
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|org3 = Wisconsin Bankers Association
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|org4 = Wisconsin Beer Distributors Association
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|org5 = Hynes, Jeffrey
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|orgamount1 = 2100
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|orgamount2 = 1000
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
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===2002===
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{{SLP donor box 2002
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|name = Richards
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|full Name = Jon Richards
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=8563
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 12,414
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|org1 = Richards, Iva
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|org2 = Brutvan, Martin
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|org3 = Honold, Reynolds K
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|org4 = Steeves, Frank L
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|org5 = Richards, Jon
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|orgamount1 = 520
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|orgamount2 = 500
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 474
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|}}
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===2000===
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{{SLP donor box 2000
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|name = Richards
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|full Name = Jon Richards
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=58805
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 34,690
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|org1 = Richards, Jon
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|org2 = Honold, Reynolds K
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|org3 = Richards, Iva
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|org4 = Kohler, Julilly W
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|org5 = Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 75
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|orgamount1 = 2620
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|orgamount2 = 650
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
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===1998===
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{{SLP donor box 1998
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|name = Richards
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|full Name = Jon Richards
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=56849
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 23,888
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|org1 = Richards, Jon
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|org2 = American Family Insurance
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|org3 = Wisconsin Education Association Council
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|org4 = Hemwall, Martha
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|org5 = Adelman, Elizabeth
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|orgamount1 = 7338
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|orgamount2 = 500
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
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==Personal==
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Richards is a member of a number of organizations, including the American Council of Young Political Leaders, Bay View Neighborhood Association, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, [[Milwaukee, Wisconsin|Milwaukee]] Bar Association, and the Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corps.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=26355 ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Assemblyman Richards," accessed May 6, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "'''Jon + Richards + Wisconsin + Assembly'''"  
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "'''Jon + Richards + Wisconsin + Assembly'''"  
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Jon+Richards+Wisconsin+Assembly&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Jon Richards News Feed</rss>
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Jon+Richards+Wisconsin+Assembly&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Jon Richards News Feed}}
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==See also==
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*[[Wisconsin State Legislature]]
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*[[Wisconsin State Assembly]]
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*[[Wisconsin State Assembly#Assembly standing committees |Wisconsin State Assembly Committees]]
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*[[Wisconsin State Legislature#Joint legislative committees|Wisconsin Joint Committees]]
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*[[Wisconsin state legislative districts]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
*[http://www.legis.state.wi.us/assembly/asm19/news/ Representative Richards' website]
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/pages/leg-info-bio.aspx?h=A&d=19 Representative Richards' website]
*[http://www.legis.state.wi.us/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Assembly&district=19 Wisconsin Assembly - Representative Jon Richards]  
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/richards/Pages/default.aspx Wisconsin Assembly - Representative Jon Richards]
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=26355 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
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* [http://openstates.org/wi/legislators/WIL000412/jon-richards/ Profile from Open States]
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=26355 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=26355 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110269 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87589 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68301 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=8563 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=58805 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=56849 1998]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=26355 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143422 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131471 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110269 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87589 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68301 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=8563 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=58805 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=56849 1998]
 
*[http://www.wisdc.org/pro08-103633.php Wisconsin Democracy Campaign]
 
*[http://www.wisdc.org/pro08-103633.php Wisconsin Democracy Campaign]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Representative-Jon-Richards/45920607239?ref=search Representative Richards's facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Representative-Jon-Richards/45920607239?ref=search Representative Richards's facebook]
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Latest revision as of 16:06, 6 May 2014

Jon Richards
Richards jon.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for Wisconsin Attorney General
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Wisconsin State Assembly District 19
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLawrence University, 1986
J.D.University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1994
Personal
Birthday09/05/1963
Place of birthWaukesha, WI
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jon Richards (b. September 5, 1963) is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Richards is a candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General in the 2014 elections.

Biography

Richards has worked as an attorney and an English teacher in Japan.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Audit
Finance
Financial Institutions
Joint Finance
Joint Legislative Audit

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Richards served on these committees:

2009-2010

During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Richards served on these committees:

Issues

Legislation sponsored in 2009:

  • AB-70 Background checks for handgun purchasers: DOJ required to check for court order or finding rendering the person ineligible under federal law re mental health status; courts required to determine ineligibility and other duties; person may petition court to cancel the order
  • AB-118 Health insurance policy coverage of dependents: requirements expanded to include children under 27 years of age under set conditions, including full-time student status and National Guard or reserves service
  • AB-253 Smoking prohibitions: designated smoking area prohibited in public places and places of employment, a few exceptions specified; certain existing exceptions eliminated; smoking in sports arenas, private clubs, and bus shelters specifically prohibited; enforcement by person in charge required

For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the House site.

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin attorney general election, 2014

Richards is running for election to the office of Wisconsin Attorney General. Richards is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary.[2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Richards won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 19. Richards ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJon Richards Incumbent 97.7% 24,856
     Scattering 2.3% 597
Total Votes 25,453

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Richards was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 19. He defeated Republican Krista Burns in the general election is on November 2, 2010. Richards was unopposed in the September 14, 2010, primary election.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jon Richards (D) 15,123
Krista Burns (R) 6,892
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jon Richards (D) 3,732 99.28%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Richards won re-election to Assembly District 19, receiving 98.52% of the vote.[5]

Wisconsin Assembly District 19
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jon Richards (D) 25,2821
Scattering 379

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Richards is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Richards raised a total of $206,377 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.[6]

Jon Richards's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19 Won $19,618
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19 Won $39,579
2008 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19 Won $21,318
2006 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19 Won $26,677
2004 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19 Won $28,193
2002 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19 Won $12,414
2000 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19 Won $34,690
1998 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19 Won $23,888
Grand Total Raised $206,377

2012

Richards won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Richards raised a total of $19,618.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jon Richards's campaign in 2012
Gehweiler, Grant$500
Levinson, Jeremy P$500
Painters Local 781$500
Wilder, Jeffrey M$500
Northwestern Mutual Life$500
Total Raised in 2012$19,618
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Richards won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Richards raised a total of $39,579.

Rep. Richards speaking at a Milwaukee Rally

2008

Richards won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Richards raised a total of $21,318.

2006

Richards won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2006. During that election cycle, Richards raised a total of $26,677.

2004

Richards won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2004. During that election cycle, Richards raised a total of $28,193.

2002

Richards won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2002. During that election cycle, Richards raised a total of $12,414.

2000

Richards won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2000. During that election cycle, Richards raised a total of $34,690.

1998

Richards won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1998. During that election cycle, Richards raised a total of $23,888.

Personal

Richards is a member of a number of organizations, including the American Council of Young Political Leaders, Bay View Neighborhood Association, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee Bar Association, and the Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corps.[7]

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 19
1998–present
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