Doug Richey, an Excelsior Springs pastor and law enforcement chaplain, has formed an exploratory candidate committee ahead of the 2018 election for the District 38 House of Representatives Republican Primary. Meeting with community leaders and neighbors to discuss pressing issues facing them, Richey stated, “I’m deeply humbled by the tremendous outpouring of support by community leaders and citizens. I’m grateful for their excitement.”
Richey, 44, has served for more than 11 years as the senior pastor of Pisgah Baptist Church in Excelsior Springs. He draws from a background that includes military service, work as a corporate trainer, law enforcement chaplaincy, work to reduce child exploitation, a professorship, and nearly 2o years of pastoral service. He has completed an economics degree, two master’s degrees, and anticipates a May graduation for a doctoral degree.
A commitment to volunteerism and community involvement have marked Richey’s life. He currently serves on the Public Safety Tax Oversight Committee, the Community Center Board in Excelsior Springs, and is a chaplain with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He is a member of the Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce, the FBI Citizen Academy Alumni Association and also serves on the Speakers Bureau of the KC FBI. His service as State Representative will be yet one more example of this commitment. Speaking of this principled commitment he explained, “Public Service is essential and with it comes tough decisions. We may not always agree on principles or details, but I’ll strive to be the safest person for the you to share your ideas, hopes and concerns with. People ought to be treated with dignity, that’s what service is all about.”
When asked why run, Richey said, “Because people come first. I’m committed to serving the 38th District with integrity and dignity for the sake of our community.”
He and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for 21 years. Their 2 daughters attend Excelsior Springs High School.
For more information, you can find Doug Richey on Twitter and Facebook by searching @DougRicheyMo. You can also contact him by emailing [email protected]
This is a press release from the Richey campaign.