Richard is a husband, father, veteran and an energy professional. He has 18 years of oil on his boots and vows to fight for the energy industry in Washington! He strongly believes we must fight for our constitutional rights to protect our freedoms and liberties of LIFE. Richard has seen firsthand the financial struggles for family’s dealing with mental health treatment for someone they love. He believes helping the community get the mental health care they need is vital for a prosperous community. Another central issue to is the special needs community. He firmly believes the special needs community advocates & programs has been overlooked and thus underfunded in the 38th district. This hinders the available help to the local special needs community. He understands the struggles and heartache families feel trying to get the most basic help for their loved ones. He has a straight forward plan to tackle these issues without superfluous spending of the 38th district community’s tax money.