Billy Richardson

10-2016 - Richardson calls for NC State Legisture to approve emergency relief funds for communities affected by Hurricane Matthew. See text below.

09-2016 - NC Chamber recognizes Richardson as 2016 Jobs Champion - Click here to read the endorsement.

09-2016 - NC League of Municipalities congratulates Richardson - Click here to read the letter.

08-2016 - Richardson endorsed by the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV)

08-2014 - Campaign Office Opens

06-2014 - Former Governor Jim Hunt endorses Billy

04-2014 - Richardson rejects hiring lobbyists. Believes public servants should earn their salaries and save tax  dollars.

04-2014 - Meet the Candidate - The nominee of the Democratic party.
04-2014 - Convention - Cumberland Co Democrats hold convention.  Read the resolutions.

04-2014 - AFL-CIO endorses Richardson.

03-2014 - Richardson's "Letter to the Editor" discusses the coal ash spill, as well as the importance of education for all North Carolinians.

02-2014 - The Fayetteville Observer covers the annoucement of Billy's candidacy.

02-2014 - Billy Richarson announces his candidacy for the NC Senate in District 19.

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Rep. William O. Richardson calls for special session to discuss relief for communities affected by Hurricane Matthew

Representative William O. Richardson is calling for immediate action by the North Carolina legislature in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

(Fayetteville, North Carolina) - In the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew, Representative Richardson is calling for a special session of the North Carolina legislature to discuss tapping into the rainy day fund to cover emergency relief efforts. The state has over a billion dollars available for emergency relief.

“Our rainy day has come. I am out in the community right now and people are hurting. We must call a special session to make the rainy day funds available to the communities hurt by this horrible storm.”

At press time, news agencies reported 8 dead, a state of emergency in 43 counties, and untold millions in damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure.

10-2016 - The NC Chamber and its 35,000 members have recognized Billy Richardson as a 2016 Jobs Champion. The Chamber has identified Richardson as a pro-jobs candidiate. To read the full text of the endorsement click here.

09-20-2016 - The NC League of Municipalities congratulates Billy Richardson for his outreach to and support of cities and towns in District 44. To read the full text of the letter click here.


Rep. William O. Richardson has been endorsed by the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV)

NCLCV credit Rep. Richardson with being the candidate in this race who they can rely on to stand up for North Carolina's proud conservation traditions. (Fayetteville, North Carolina) Representative William O. Richardson has been endorsed by the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters.

NCLCV advocates for sound environmental laws and policies. This endorsement reiterates that Representative Richardson is the best candidate the 44th district to stand up for the state's tradition of conservation. As a lifelong outdoorsman, who grew up appreciating the incredible natural beauty of North Carolina, Rep. Richardson will fight to preserve that beauty for future generations. After receiving this endorsement, Rep. Richardson is quoted as saying, "I am so blessed to live in North Carolina and North Carolina has been blessed from Bald Head Island to the Blue Ridge Mountains, ours is a beautiful state.

I am incredibly proud of the (NCLCV) endorsement. They do great work, and I appreciate their desire to see me represent Cumberland County in the House acting as a steward to North Carolina."

About Rep. William O. Richardson:

Representative Richardson was born in New Bern, NC and was raised and educated in Fayetteville, NC. He is a husband, father, and grandfather. As a businessman and attorney, Rep. Richardson started as an Assistant District Attorney for the 12th Judicial District in Cumberland County, and went on to become the founding partner of The Richardson Firm; he also is proud of providing highquality, carefully maintained residences in several apartment communities. Rep. Richardson served in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1992 to 1997, and again from 2015 through the current session. As a leader in Cumberland County, Billy has served as the former President of the Education Foundation of Cumberland County, the former President and a current board member of the YMCA of the Sandhills, as well as the former Stewardship Chair for St. John's Episcopal Church.

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OfficeOpening Billy welcomes volunteers
to the new campaign office in Tallywood
Campaign Office opened Sunday, August 24th!

We are opened our new office in Tallywood Shopping Center on Sunday, August 24th.
Please stop by and sign up for a volunteer shift!

226 Tallywood Center
Fayetteviile, NC 28303

Jim Hunt Former Governor, Jim Hunt, delivers
fiery and inspirational remarks supporting Billy.
Former Governor James B. Hunt endorses Billy Richardson for NC Senate

Almost 300 people attended a "fun-raiser" to support the candidacy of Billy Richardson for NC Senate.  The event, hosted by Minority Leader Dan Blue and former Senator Tony Rand, highlighted Billy's legislative record and many of the issues facing North Caolina today.

See the full text of the Press Release and Photos from the Event.

Richardson Not a Lobbyist
A Former Campaign Ad
Richardson Rejects Hiring Lobbyists

A comparison of Billy's position on hiring lobbyists in 1992, and his recently submitted "Letter to the Editor" (to the The Fayetteville Observer) demonstrates that Billy remains firm in his position to serve the people of the 19th District.

He expects to earn his salary, rather than spend tax money on lobbyists.

Billy is determined to protect your pocketbooks.
Hire Bill Richardson, not a lobbyist.

See the full text of the Letter to the Editor and the earlier position.
Fayetteville Observer
Cumberland County Democrats Hold Convention

01-2014 - Repeal School Vouchers and Recommit the Funds to Public Schools
02-2014 - Increase Teacher Salaries and Compensation
03-2014 - Protect the Environment

"Billy Richardson: Economy, education are priorities"

Get to know more about candidate, Billy Richardson, the nominee of the Democratic Party in this article that appeared in the The Fayetteville Observer
Read the full text.

Cape Fear River
Will Your Kids Still be Able to Fish
in the Cape Fear River?
Richardson Speaks Out About Coal Ash Impacting the Cape Fear River, Kerr Lake and the Residents of NC, as well as the Importance of Education

In a letter to the editor that appeared in the The Fayetteville Observer, Billy Richardson discusses his position about the coal ash spill that threatens the health and welfare of North Carolinians; and the education and training that will insure the success of individuals and businesses, alike. 
See the full text of the Letter to the Editor.
Richardson Files for Candidacy
Barbara & Billy Richardson
Richardson for NC Senate - Press Release

Billy Richardson
filed for candidacy in the 2014 race for the NC Senate.  Richardson is challenging incumbent, Wesley Meredith, in District 19.
See the full text of the Press Release.
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