Faith, Family & Freedom
is a dedicated and caring state leader, mother, wife, and soldier. Currently serving her second term at the Ohio Statehouse, she represents Union and Marion counties. A West Point graduate, Richardson earned a Bronze Star after deploying in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. The proud parents of three sons, Richardson and her husband Chris, who works at Honda, have called Marysville home for more than 23 years.
Prior to being elected to the House, Richardson served for nine years on Marysville City Council, worked as a human resources professional for a Fortune 500 company, and taught leadership as a ROTC Professor at Capital University and Ohio Wesleyan University. She is presently a US Army Reservist assigned as a Military Academy Liaison Officer for the U.S. Military Academy Admissions Department.
Richardson actively supports her local schools and is a dedicated member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, where she cantors and helps at vacation Bible school.
Why I Am Running
My grandmother worked as a seamstress in a factory. My grandfather was an Irish Immigrant who became a very successful businessman. To both of them, America was the land of opportunity and freedom.
Growing up, I learned the spirit of service, love of God and love of country from my family, who inspired me to seek admission to West Point and to serve our nation’s military. I was taught that we need to give back to our community and to our country. My goal is to find meaningful solutions to problems that will promote prosperity and increase the quality of life for Union and Marion county residents and all Ohioans. According to the new redistricting plan, I hope to have the opportunity to continue to serve all of Union County and a portion of Marion. I’m a pro family, pro life Mom and soldier who passionately wants to build strong, happy families including seniors and veterans within our communities.
My spirit of service guided me for nearly a decade as a member of Marysville City Council and it guides me as your state representative today. I am passionate about listening to the concerns of residents and doing my best to resolve issues, questions and concerns and I am running to continue as your state representative because I care.
I sincerely want to be the one you know and trust to be your responsible voice on the issues that matter most to you. Working respectfully with others to find good solutions to tough problems is a priority for me. I pledge to listen, to work hard, and to serve with honor and integrity.