Republican Party, assumed office 01/01/2017, term expires 2020.
Republican Party, assumed office 01/01/2003, term expires 2018.
Richard was born in Jefferson County in 1946. As a boy, he farmed with his father and brothers until they started a construction company and moved into Fairfield.
Richard graduated from Fairfield High School in 1966 and then enlisted in the United States Navy. During his three deployments to Vietnam, between 1966 and 1970, he was awarded for his exemplary service (by the Navy).
Richard and Mary (Holmes) married in 1968. After his military service they returned to Fairfield to raise their family in 1976. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.
For 30 years Richard owned and operated Reed's Construction and Home Improvements. He currently has a consulting and home inspection business. Mary supports Richard in his business while working full-time with a regional insurance organization.
Republican Party, assumed office 01/01/2009, term expires 2020.
News - June 20, 2007... Statue Of Liberty Returns To Courthouse Lawn
A grand 'ol lady returned to the Jefferson County Courthouse Tuesday.
For the past couple of years, restoration of the Statue of Liberty, that stood watch on the courthouse's south lawn, has been taking place at Pech Radiator Shop by Matthew Mazza and County Supervisor Mike Pech.
Now after a complete restoration the statue has been put back on its pedestal.
The statue was a gift to the county from the Boy Scouts of America in the early 50's, but was blown over by a wind storm in 2005 and suffered severe damage. A dedication for the statue will be held at a later date.
(From Emily Humble, News Director, KMCD)
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