|South Dakota House District 9|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
Engels earned his BS in Economics from South Dakota State University in 1991. He went on to receive his JD from the University of South Dakota in 1995. Engels and his wife, Lisa, have one child.
Engels has worked as an attorney for the following law offices: Powell Law Office from 1995 to 1996, Engels Law Office in 1996, the Insurance Division of the South Dakota Department of Commerce from 1996 to 2000, Abourezk Law Offices, Professional Company from 2000 to 2003, and Galland Law Firm, Professional Company from 2003 to 2006. He has been the owner of Engels Law Firm, Professional Company since 2006.
Prior to leaving the South Dakota House of Representatives, Engels served on the following committees:
Engels did not run for re-election.
In 2008, Engels collected $9,778 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|South Dakota Education Association||$1,500|
|Margarete and Everett Engels||$1,133|
|South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association||$500|
|Equality South Dakota||$500|
|South Dakota Association of Realtors||$300|
- South Dakota House of Representatives - Rep. Richard Engels
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
|South Dakota House of Representatives District 10
| Succeeded by|
Bob Deelstra (R), Steve Hickey (R)