Ronald Richard (Missouri)

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Ronald Richard
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Missouri State Senate District 32
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 four-year terms
Prior offices
Missouri State House of Representatives
2003-2011
Education
Bachelor'sMissouri Southern State College, 1969
Master'sSouthwest Missouri State University, 1971
Personal
BirthdayJuly 4, 1947
Place of birthParsons, KS
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ronald Richard (b. July 4, 1947) is a Republican member of the Missouri State Senate . He has represented District 32 since 2011.

Richard earned his MA from Southwest Missouri State University and BA from Missouri Southern State College. He has been a Partner with A&R Development, and worked for the C&R Development Corporation and the C&N Bowl Corporation.

He served as Mayor of the City of Joplin from 1994-1997, and on the Joplin City Council from 1990-1994.

Richard is on the Board of Directors of Bowling Incorporated and the Missouri Southern State College Foundation. He is Chair of Joplin 353 Downtown Development Corporation and the Joplin Redevelopment Corporation, Incorporated, and a member of the Farm Bureau, Joplin Chamber of Commerce, Joplin Elks Lodge, Kiwanis, and the Knights of Columbus.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Administration, Vice-chair
Gubernatorial Appointments, Vice-chair
Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions & Ethics, Chair
Joint Committee on the Life Sciences
Missouri Job Training Joint Legislative Oversight

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Richard served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Richard served on these committees:

  • Ex-officio member of all committees of the House

Issues

Right-to-work

On February 11, 2013, Richard indicated that he wanted the Senate to pass two labor-related bills, one a modification to the state's prevailing wage law and the other a ban of the use of a member's union dues for political purposes with that member's permission, before taking up the proposed right-to-work legislation. He suggested that it would be difficult to pass right-to-work in the Missouri State Senate. Speaker Timothy Jones had recently reversed his previous position and said he wanted the House to consider the right-to-work legislation even without the passage of the other two bills and identified right-to-work as a priority for the House.[1]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Ronald Richard (Missouri) endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2010

On November 2, 2010 Richard won election to the Missouri State Senate. He was unopposed in the general election.

2008

On November 04, 2008, Ronald Richard ran unopposed for District 129 of the Missouri House of Representatives. [3]

Ronald Richard raised $483,760 for his campaign.[4]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 129
Candidates Votes Percent
Ronald Richard (R) 11,983 100.0%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Richard was up for election to Senate District 32, he collected $713,024 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Majority Fund Inc $70,000
Humphreys, David Craig $55,000
Southwest Missouri Leadership PAC $25,000
Lewis & Clark Regional Leadership Fund $25,000

2008

In 2008, a year in which Richard was up for re-election to House District 129, he collected $483,760 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Southwest Missouri Leadership PAC $38,000
Southwest Missouri Leadership PAC $25,000
AMEREN $15,325
Missouri Bankers Association $12,700

2006

In 2006, a year in which Richard was up for re-election to House District 129, he collected $60,955 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
129th Republican Legislative District Cmte $38,000
Missouri Bankers Association $25,000
Ameristar Casinos $15,325
32nd Republican Senatorial District Cmte $12,700

2004

In 2004, a year in which Richard was up for re-election to House District 129, he collected $61,058 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Missouri Bankers Association $3,900
Southwestern Bell $800
Anheuser-Busch $750
Missouri Physical Therapy Association $725

2002

In 2002, a year in which Richard was up for election to House District 129, he collected $93,396 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
7th Republican Congressional District Cmte $4,639
Missouri Bankers Association $1,550
Missouri Motor Carriers Association $1,200
Hickey, Larry $950

1998

In 1998, a year in which Richard ran for election to Senate District 5, he collected $47,001 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 1998 were:

Donor Amount
Cmte to Elect Ron Richard $2,403
Richard, Ron $1,000
Hickey, Larry & Virginia $1,000
Hawkins, Corine & Ray $1,000

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Personal

Richard is married and has 2 children.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gary Nodler
Missouri State Senate District 32
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Missouri State House District 129
2003–2011
Succeeded by
Bill White