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Get to know Riverton Council candidate Richard Gard

Get to know Riverton Council candidate Richard Gard

Richard Gard (right) with his wife Debra (left of Richard) and his six children.

(Fremont County, Wyo.) - Richard Gard, one of two candidates running for the Riverton City Council seat in Ward 3, is asking for your vote in the general election on November 8.

As a City Council member, Gard's top three priorities would be:

  • The Federal Boulevard Reconstruction Project, set to begin in 2017 - "We need to make sure we take care of the business owners on Federal," Gard said. "I'll work to make sure the project goes through as smoothly and as quickly as possible."
  • Youth Activities - As a previous City Council member and Rec Board member, Gard was part of the group who helped make the Skate Park a success. "I am and will be a major proponent of the Splash Pad and cleaning up City Park so citizens can use the space," he said. Youth sports have always been a big part of his life as he's served as a basketball coach, soccer coach, baseball coach, and umpired babe ruth baseball for 20+ years.
  • Law Enforcement - "I'm a real supporter of the Riverton Police Department and our County Law Enforcement. I want to help maximize their ability to do their job," Gard said.

Richard is a Riverton native, having lived here since 1958. He graduated from Riverton High School, attended college at Rick's College, and married his wife Debra. Recently, they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and together have six children and 16 grandchildren. 

Richard Gard alongside his wife Debra and their 16 grandchildren.

Richard has been a local businessman for 40 years and employees dozens of Riverton citizens. Gardcrafted, which sells carpet, flooring and cabinetry and Professional Home Design which builds residential and light commercial buildings around the County and Wyoming have been in Riverton for 40 years.

"Riverton has always been home and a great place to raise my family," Gard said. "I understand Riverton very well, and I'm equipped to handle the old problems and the new ones. I believe my years of experience, dependability, honesty and common sense make me the best candidate for the job. My job as councilman will be to represent the voters and that's exactly what I plan to do."

This was sponsored by Riverton City Council candidate, Richard Gard.