Scott Richardson has spent a lifetime of service giving back to the state and community he loves, and calls home. Some of his service includes over 20 years working with children in church programs, coaching Youth Baseball or Softball, and Upward bound youth sports. Throughout his adult life, he has been a member of the American Legion, served on various Ducks Unlimited chapter committees, worked with Boys and Girls clubs, and been an active member of the Republican Party. He is a combat veteran, serving in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq during the first Gulf War.
Post war, Scott was awarded undergraduate and graduate technology degrees from Arkansas Tech University and now has more than 25 years of experience employing technology to solve real business problems. During his career as a Technology Leader, he has worked for small business and fortune 100 companies overseeing departmental fiscal, resource, and managerial responsibilities while employing technology solutions. Scott also made giving back to his profession a priority, through the University of Arkansas system as an Adjunct Professor, mentoring new technologist to help build his industry.
Politically, Scott is a current member of the Benton County Republican party and serves as the Arkansas State Representative for parts of Bentonville, Rogers and Cave Springs. Scott is a lifelong Arkansan where he and his family live in Bentonville and where his children attend Bentonville Schools. He is an active member at First Baptist Church Bentonville, working within the children’s department, and an is avid outdoors lover perusing several outdoor sports here in The Natural State.
I'm currently serving as State Representative for District 13, because families here in Benton County deserve a fighter that understands our people and our state. Here in NWA we are melting-pot, full of wonderful diversity of culture and ideas. We have the greatest opportunity to maximize these diversity influencers through investment in technological tools and infrastructure to empower growth and improve quality of life for all Arkansans. As your representative I will fight for less government intrusion and more freedom for our people as we build better lives and tomorrows for our state.
Arkansas is my favorite place to be, and why she is still my home. I've built a life, a family, and a career within her borders and know there is no other place where I would want to raise my family. Technology has always been slow to catch up in our state, and yet the return on investment to education, healthcare, business and quality of life is immeasurable. Given it's impact and the technological direction our community is growing, our legislative body needs more representatives that understand the challenges and opportunities technology presents and can lead our state to maximize that return for our people.