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Revision as of 10:02, 3 March 2011

Jon Richards
Richards jon.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 19
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 3, 2013
Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney
Website Assembly website
Jon Richards (b. September 5, 1963) is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 19th District since 1999.

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, Milwaukee Bar Association, and the Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corps.[1]

Committee assignments



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.[2]

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%


On November 4, 2008, Richards won reelection to Assembly District 19, receiving 98.52% of the vote.[3]

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

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.

Campaign donors

Rep. Richards speaking at a Milwaukee Rally

The top 5 donors to Richards' 2008 campaign:[4]

Donor Amount
Northwestern Mutual Life $500
Managed Health Services Insurance Corp $500
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 75 $500
WI Pipe Trades $500
Roberts, John L $500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wisconsin State Assembly District 19
Succeeded by