RIP: Rick Richardson

The world and the Georgia Republican Party lost another dear person early this evening with the passing of Rick Richardson. He was one of the most humble and kind humans that I have ever came across, which can be rare in the political arena. While the spotlight was often shining on others, Rick was behind the scenes working tirelessly to make sure that the GAGOP was running smoothly. He touched more lives than he could ever know, including my own.

From the Georgia Republican Party and Chairman John Padgett:

The Georgia Republican Party grieves the loss of longtime employee and conservative activist, Rick Richardson. The former County and District Chairman, Richardson, 57, was hired by the GAGOP in June of 1998 where he served diligently and faithfully under numerous Republican leaders.

“Georgia Republicans mourn the loss today of Rick Richardson,” said Georgia Republican Party Chairman John Padgett. “From DeKalb County leadership to District Chairman, campaign volunteer to trusted employee of the Georgia Republican Party, Rick’s life work was to build a stronger, more dynamic Party while advancing common sense, conservative principles.

“A trusted friend and confidant, Rick was the glue that held the State Party together. As employees and Chairmen came and went, Rick was steadfast. His commitment was contagious. Rick’s jovial spirit endured during good times and bad. His work ethic was unmatched. Our dear friend Rick will be sorely missed.

“The State Party extends our deepest regrets to Rick’s family and friends. We consider ourselves blessed to have known Rick and have the utmost confidence that his legacy of service will live on for many years to come.”

Rick passed away after suffering a massive stroke. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by close family and friends.

Rest in peace my friend.