District 86 – Tracy Richardson

Tracy Richardson

Tracy Richardson is a graduate of West Point and deployed in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, earning a Bronze Star. Richardson and her husband, Chris, who works at Honda, are the proud parents of three sons and have called Marysville home since 1998. Richardson is in her ninth year serving on Marysville City Council.

Richardson’s additional experience includes years as a corporate human resources professional for a Fortune 500 company and also as a Leadership Professor for ROTC at both Capital University and Ohio Wesleyan University. She is presently assigned in the U.S. Army Reserves as a Military Academy Liaison Officer for the U.S. Military Academy Admissions Department. Also, she volunteers her time on the Union County Drug Free Coalition, Team Marysville and the Neighborhood Watch Safety Team. Richardson actively supports her local schools and is a dedicated member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, where she cantors and helps at vacation Bible school.

Why I Am Running

My grandmother worked as a seamstress in a factory. My grandfather was an Irish Immigrant who became a successful businessman. To both of them, America was the land of opportunity and freedom.

Growing up, I learned the spirit of service, love of God and love of country from my family, who inspired me to seek admission to West Point and to serve our nation’s military. I was taught that we need to give back to our community and to our country.

That spirit of service has guided me for the past nine years as a member of Marysville City Council. I am also passionate about living my faith and volunteering at both my church and within our local school district. With our current state representative, Dorothy Pelanda, not running for re-election, I have been humbled by the outpouring of encouragement I have received to run for the Ohio House of Representatives.

I am running for state representative to serve our community in Columbus because I care. I want to be the one you know and trust to be your voice, a responsible voice, on the issues that matter most to you. Working respectfully with others to find good solutions to tough problems is a priority for me. I pledge to listen, to work hard and to serve with honor and integrity.