Democratic congressional candidate Ron Richard

Democratic congressional candidate Ron Richard

The Louisiana Democratic Party endorsed Lake Charles attorney Ron Richard in the race for Louisiana’s Third District Congressman on Saturday.

The endorsement was made by the party’s executive committee and by a vote of the Democratic State Central Committee which met at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

“Washington, D.C. is broken. The special interests have too much power and the career politicians just are not listening anymore,” Richard said. “We can not expect things to change if we keep sending the same people back to Congress year after year. Give me your vote, and together, we’ll shake things up and get our country back on the right track.”

Ron’s is a fighter for working families. His grandfather founded Richard Plumbing, which is still in business today. Ron grew up working with his father plumbing, remodeling and preparing houses to sell. He spent his high school years mowing yards. His yard-mowing success drew friends to work with him and his team.

Ron’s father was a union operator at the Cit-Con facility in Sulphur. Mr. Richard retired from Cit-Con after 40 years of service. He maintained a real estate license and business through those many years. He would work graveyard shifts at Cit-Con and then sell real estate and remodel properties during the day. Ron learned the value of hard work from his father.

After high school, Ron attended the University of Houston, graduating with a B.A. in History in 1993. Ron worked as a waiter his first two summers of college. He was fortunate to begin working for the law firm of Hofheinz and London (Fred Hofheinz was former mayor of Houston). This job ultimately culminated in Ron managing Houston Investigative Services, Inc., during his last few years of college, gaining invaluable experience. All of this while carrying a full load of college courses.

He is a 1996 graduate of LSU law school. He spent his first year after law school clerking for the 14th Judicial District Court. He founded Richard Law Firm, LLC in 1997 and has been the managing member ever since. His practice has focused on representing working men and women injured by the negligence of others. A small part of his practice is criminal law. Mr. Richard has always viewed his role as a “law enforcement” lawyer; upholding the laws of our great state and the U.S. Constitution.

Over the years, Ron has handled hundreds of complex cases and is proud of his years of work on behalf of working men and women through the law. He is proud to represent small business men and women in Lake Charles. As owner of a small business, he relates to their daily needs and goals.

For more information on Ron Richard’s campaign for Congress, click here.
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Originally published: Oct 8, 2012