Jon Richards

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Jon Richards
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 19
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Democrat
Profession Attorney
Website House 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

Election history


On November 4, 2008, Richards won reelection to Assembly District 19, receiving 98.52% of the vote.[2]

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:[3]

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