Senator Randy Richardville
Randy Richardville was elected to the Michigan Senate in November, 2006. Upon re-election in 2010, he was selected as Senate Majoity Leader by his fellow Republican caucus members.
Prior to his election to the Senate, Randy spent three terms in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1999-2004. He held a leadership position in the House in each of his terms - serving as the House Majority Floor Leader during his final term.
Throughout his years in the Legislature, Randy has been a leader in several areas - especially economic development, and veteran's and children's issues. Among his legislative accomplishments, he has passed laws to expand neighborhood enterprise zones; extend brownfield tax credits to clean-up industrial property; expand Smartzones; create training requirements for mortgage loan officers; expand state programs to help those facing foreclosures; and create a lead-free safe housing registry.
Prior to being elected to office, Randy worked in the business community - with 20 years experience in Fortune 500 companies. He served as the Economic Development Director for the Port & City of Monroe before being elected to the Senate.
Randy's work on behalf of Michigan citizens has earned him respect and recognition from all over the state. He was named legislator of the year by both the Deputy Sheriffs Association and Michigan Sheriff's Association. The Michigan Children's Trust Fund named Randy a "Champion for Children". In 2005, the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) named Randy their "Conservation Legislator of the Year." Since being elected to the Senate he has been honored with awards from the Police Officer's Association of Michigan, Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union , the state YMCA boards, the Hemophilia Foundation, Michigan State Medical Society, and the Certified Public Accountants. Randy has also been honored by the American Legion and other veteran's organizations for his work on behalf of our men and women who served in the armed forces.
He has been active for years in several community organizations. Randy is a former member of the Monroe County Planning Commission and a former member of the Michigan Education Trust Fund Board of Directors and the Monroe Family YMCA Board of Directors. He is currently a member of the Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners Board of Directors, Michigan Children's Trust Fund Board, National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, Habitat for Humanity Church Relations Committee, Education Foundation for Monroe Public Schools, the Monroe Senior Center Board of Directors, the Community Foundation of Monroe County, and the Bedford Business Association, and Saline Area, Manchester, Milan, Jackson and Monroe County Chambers of Commerce.
Randy was born and raised in Monroe County. He earned a degree in Finance from Albion College and later earned his Masters of Management from Aquinas College. He and his wife, Sarah, have two adult children, Amanda and Adam, and make their home in Monroe County.
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