Phil Richardson

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Representative
Phil Richardson
Oklahoma State Representative
In office
2004 – Present
LeaderChris Benge
Preceded byRon Langmacher
Constituency56th House District
Personal details
BornAugust 18, 1942
Oklahoma
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Janalee Richardson
ChildrenSteve Richardson
Stan Richardson
Shannon Richardson
ResidenceMinco, Oklahoma
Alma materOklahoma State University
OccupationVeterinarian, Farmer
ReligionBaptist
WebsitePhil Richardson
 
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Representative
Phil Richardson
Oklahoma State Representative
In office
2004 – Present
LeaderChris Benge
Preceded byRon Langmacher
Constituency56th House District
Personal details
BornAugust 18, 1942
Oklahoma
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Janalee Richardson
ChildrenSteve Richardson
Stan Richardson
Shannon Richardson
ResidenceMinco, Oklahoma
Alma materOklahoma State University
OccupationVeterinarian, Farmer
ReligionBaptist
WebsitePhil Richardson
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Phil Richardson is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Richardson currently serves in the Oklahoma House of Representatives as the District 56 State Representative, the seat formerly held by Ron Langmacher, a Democrat. He was first elected to the seat in 2004. Due to term limits placed on him by the Oklahoma Constitution, his final term is scheduled to end in January 2016.[1]

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Early life and career

Richardson grew up in the district he represents, attending Pocasset High School and graduating from Oklahoma State University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.[2] In 1967, he married Janalee; they have three children – Steve, Stan and Shannon – and 12 grandchildren. Richardson served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1970, earning a bronze star and the rank of captain. He is a licensed veterinarian and farmer and serves as a deacon at the Hazel/Dell Baptist Church. Richardson lives with his wife in Minco.[3]

Political career

Richardson has represented his district as a conservative lawmaker with a focus on rural and wildlife issues. He has consistently supported anti-abortion legislation and has a 100 percent rating from Oklahomans for Life. Richardson has also supported gun rights, tax relief and reduced spending.

Richardson has authored a number of bills that have been signed into law, including:

Committee assignments

Organizations

District

House District 56 encompasses a large portion of Caddo County and parts of southern Canadian County and northwest Grady County. Most of the district is rural and includes the small city of Anadarko. Other cities and towns in the district include Binger, Carnegie, Fort Cobb, Gracemont, Minco, Pocasset, Union City, Verden and part of El Reno and Mustang.[5]

Election history

November 2, 2004, Election results for Oklahoma State Representative for District 56
CandidatesPartyVotes%
 Phil RichardsonRepublican Party7,56658%
 Jason GlidewellDemocratic Party5,47142%
Source:[6]

References

  1. ^ Phil Richardson Page, Oklahoma House Members Directory. Retrieved on May 7, 2009.
  2. ^ Phil Richardson Complete Bio, VoteSmart.org. Retrieved on May 7, 2009
  3. ^ Oklahoma House Members Directory. Retrieved on May 7, 2009.
  4. ^ Text of Measures, Oklahoma House of Representatives.
  5. ^ "House Districts, Congressional and Other Maps", Oklahoma House of Representatives. Retrieved on May 7, 2009.
  6. ^ 2004 Election Results, Oklahoma State Election Board. Retrieved on May 7, 2009.

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