Marcus Richmond

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Marcus Richmond
Majority Leader of the Arkansas House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 14, 2019
Preceded byMathew Pitsch
Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives
from the 21st district
Assumed office
January 12, 2015
Preceded byTerry Rice
Personal details
Born
Marcus Edward Richmond

(1956-05-04) May 4, 1956 (age 63)
Mena, Arkansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Susan Richmond
Children2
EducationArkansas Tech University, Russellville (BS)

Marcus Edward Richmond (born May 4, 1956) is a businessman from Harvey, Arkansas, who is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives for District 21, which encompasses portions of his own Scott County as well as Perry, Garland, Yell, Crawford, Sebastian, and Polk counties in the western portion of his state.[1]

In 2014, he was elected to succeed Terry Rice, a fellow Republican who was instead elected to the District 9 seat in the Arkansas State Senate. In his first term in office, Richmond serves on the committees of (1) Aging, Children, and Youth Legislative and Military Affairs and (2) Public Transportation.[1]

Richmond was born in Mena in Polk County, Arkansas. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. He served from 1978 to 1998 in the United States Marine Corps and attained the rank of lieutenant colonel.[2] He is the president of America’s Pet Registry, Inc. He is a member of the Church of Christ denomination. He is involved in beekeeping. He and his wife, Susan Elizabeth Richmond, have two children.[1]

In February 2015, Richmond joined dozens of his fellow Republicans and two Democrats in co-sponsoring legislation submitted by Representative Lane Jean of Magnolia, to reduce unemployment compensation benefits. The measure was promptly signed into law by Governor Asa Hutchinson.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Marcus E. Richmond". arkansashouse.org. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "Marcus Richmond's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "HB 1489 - Reduces Unemployment Benefits - Key Vote". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
Arkansas House of Representatives
Preceded by
Terry Rice
Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives
from the 21st district

2015–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Mathew Pitsch
Majority Leader of the Arkansas House of Representatives
2019–present