92nd General Assembly

Rep. Ron Richard, a Republican, represents part of Jasper and Newton counties (District 129) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to the House in November 2002.

In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Richard is a partner in A&R Development, C&R Development Corp., and has full duties with C&N Bowl Corporation.  He is the former mayor of Joplin, serving from 1994-97.  He also served on the Joplin City Council from 1990-94.

Rep. Richard is a member of the following organizations:  Joplin Elks Lodge; Joplin Chamber of Commerce; Missouri Chamber of Commerce; NFIB; MoBiz; Scottish Rite Bodies; Valley of Joplin; Knights of Columbus; former member, Professional Bowlers Association; board of directors, Missouri Southern State College Foundation; chairman of the board of directors, Joplin Redevelopment Corporation, Inc.; board of directors, Bowling Incorporated in Milwaukee, Wis.; Joplin Industrial and Development Authority; former board member, Joplin Building and Industrial Development Corporation; board member, Missouri Municipal League; chairman, Joplin 353 Downtown Development Corp.; and member of the Missouri Higher Education Savings Program Board.

A 1965 graduate of McAuley High School, Rep. Richard received a bachelor of arts from Missouri Southern State College in 1969 and a master of arts from Southwest Missouri State University in 1971.

Born July 4, 1947 in Parsons, Kan., Rep. Richard lives in Joplin with his wife, Patty.  They have two children:  Kara and Chad.