Biography - Dennis Richardson

Dennis Richardson has been a resident of Southern Oregon since 1979. He grew up in Los Angeles, California, and volunteered for the U.S. Army in 1969. Dennis is a decorated, veteran helicopter pilot who served in Chu Lai, Viet Nam. After returning from Viet Nam, Dennis attended college and worked as a carpenter. In 1973, he married Cathy Coyl Richardson. They are the proud parents of one son and eight daughters-all have attended the excellent schools of Gold Hill, Rogue River and Central Point, and all have graduated from Crater High School. Dennis attended Brigham Young University, Harbor College, and various U.S. Army officer and pilot training schools. He completed his Bachelor Degree in 1976 and earned his law degree at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at B.Y.U. in 1979. His articles have been published in the B.Y.U. Law Review, Tax Digest, Real Estate Review, Colorado Bar Journal and Financial Freedom Report.
Since graduating from law school, Dennis has been a practicing attorney in Central Point. He owns the law firm of Dennis Richardson & Associates, P.C., and has successfully served his clients and the community for the past 23 years. He has published articles in national journals on topics ranging from Condominium Conversions to Family Estate Trusts. Dennis began his law practice in the areas of General Law, Business, and Estate Planning. Since 1987, his law practice has focused on protecting the rights of Oregon consumers as an Insurance Plaintiff's attorney. The biography of Dennis Richardson is featured in Who's Who in the America and Who's Who in American Law. Being a small-town attorney has given Dennis the opportunity to use his legal training to benefit the community. When downtown Central Point was threatened with the opening of a pornography shop, only a few blocks from two elementary schools and several churches, Dennis joined the fight and the owner withdrew his application for the Adult Bookstore. (Many other Oregon communities have not been so fortunate.)
In 1984, as a young conservative, Dennis was selected as Oregon's delegate for the grass-roots organization, Citizens For America. Dennis was invited by the Reagan Administration to participate at the White House in a series of briefings by President Ronald Reagan and his Cabinet. A photograph of Dennis, standing in the White House with President Reagan, is proudly displayed on his law office wall. Dennis served as Chairman of the Oregon Republican Party's Second Congressional District (1996-2000), and Treasurer of the Oregon State Republican Party (1999-2003). As ORP's Treasurer, Dennis had responsibility to represent the ORP's financial affairs with both the Oregon and Federal Election Commissions and Treasury Departments during the hotly contested and closely scrutinized 2000 Presidential election cycle. Dennis also served in his community as Chair of the Budget Committee for School District 6 and as a member of the Central Point City Council. Dennis says he and Cathy have sought to pattern their lives after Benjamin Franklin, who believed that a person's first 50 years of life should be spent learning, earning and raising a family, and their last 50 years should be dedicated to giving back to society in the form of public service. To that end, Dennis Richardson is proud to have won his election to the state House of Representatives. He considers it an honor to represent the great citizens of District 4.  web site:
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