Results That Matter


Richard has an impressive track record fighting for the taxpayer and common sense regulatory reform at the local level. He understands the importance of controlling government spending (and therefore tax rates) and avoiding unnecessary or excessive regulations. This helps promote wide spread economic development and prosperity for everyone. It also avoids the toxic effects of the pay-to-play environment created by the common and ineffective approach of letting politicians pick winners and users based upon campaign contributions.

Controlling Government Spending


  • ***NEW UPDATE*** Remodel of EMS Post #8 saved $1.5 million! See Facebook or YouTube for more informatoin..
  • Initiated the joint effort with Wichita to build the new Joint Law Enforcement Training Center and save $20 million.  Learn more...
  • Supported the effort to reduce the cost of the Reagan Building project by over half, saving taxpayers over $10 million.
  • Led the effort to lower the debt limit and to set a maximum mill levy with a reduction coming in 2023.  Learn more...
  • Initiated the effort to purchase the new (and long overdue) Tag Office while avoiding unnecessary debt.  Learn more...
  • Supported the creation of the Community Crisis Center to avoid costly hospital admissions.  Learn more...
  • Supported the purchase of new audit-friendly election equipment that helps reduce mistakes and creates a paper ballot for every voter.
  • He pushed to sell a cell tower at auction instead of selling it to a hand-picked (and politically connected) buyer. Because of this, it sold for $610,000 instead of the proposed $280,000.  Learn more...
  • His questions about a county plan to remove trees for a Crestview homeowners association saved Sedgwick County taxpayers $47,000.  Learn more...
  • He challenged a plan by staff to build a concrete and steel bridge at Lake Afton so horses could get to a pasture. This saved $190,000.
  • He lead an effort to base vehicle replacement upon actual repair costs. This extended the life of many county vehicles and saved the County $325,000 in the first year alone.
  • Controlled growth of the county budget while maintaining necessary services and infrastructure, without dangerous debt increases.

Reducing Unnecessary Regulations and Fees


  • Led effort to change county code to make it easier for people to have home businesses in the county.
  • Led effort to allow agritourism by right.
  • Led effort to decrease accessory building permit fees by 33-67% in the unincorporated area.
  • Led effort to eliminate unnecessary EPA regulations outside of urbanized areas.  Learn more...
  • Led effort to privatize inspections of home wastewater systems.  Learn more...

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