Saturday, December 12, 2009

MC Resident Richard Raymond Officially Files For DA Seat!

FB Independent Release: Missouri City Resident, Richard Raymond Files For DA Position!

Attorney Richard Raymond joins the DA race

Richard Raymond, attorney and business owner, is running for Fort Bend County District Attorney in the Republican Party primary on March 2, 2010.

A lifelong Republican, Raymond has been proud to call Fort Bend County his home for over 23 years.

Raymond intends to bring accountability and distinction back to the Fort Bend County DA’s office.

Raymond, a loving father of three daughters and a dedicated husband, is active in his church and several clubs and civic groups across the county.

His legal, business and accounting experience will allow him to marshal the manpower of the DA’s office in the most effective manner possible on behalf of Fort Bend County taxpayers, Raymond said in a statement.

Raymond, age 51, graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas in 1985 with a BBA in Accounting and Management, and received a Jurist Doctorate degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 1989. Raymond is both a highly trained attorney and a Certified Public Accountant.

Raymond married his high school sweetheart, Melissa, 28 years ago. They have lived in Fort Bend County since 1986 and have raised three daughters here; Brandyn, 25, Lauryn, 20, and Lexi, 12.

Melissa is a Fort Bend ISD special education teacher at Holly Elementary School.

Raymond and family worship at Holy Cross Church and are long-time supporters of the Christian Children’s Fund.

Raymond is a member of the Texas State Bar Association, and licensed by all Texas State Courts as well as the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas; the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; and the United States Tax Courts. Raymond currently practices both civil and criminal law.

Raymond is a member of the Exchange Club of Sugar Land, and the Holy Cross Men’s Bible Study Group and is active in the Fort Bend County Republican Party.

Raymond is a practicing attorney and partner at Cohen & Raymond, Attorneys at Law, L.C., as well as the president of Gulf Scientific, Inc. Raymond also serves as an officer for Access Chemicals & Services, LLC.

Raymond says he will serve as a dedicated and conservative District Attorney, ensuring justice and accountability for all Fort Bend County residents.

Raymond is committed to saving the taxpayers’ money and achieving tough punishments for criminals.

Raymond said: “If elected, as your next District Attorney, I pledge to make Fort Bend County a better place for families to live, work and raise children. As District Attorney, you can be assured that Fort Bend County will not tolerate drug dealers and criminals. I believe in seeking long prison sentences and punishing criminals to the fullest extent of the law.”

Additionally, as an attorney, CPA and business man, Raymond seeks to restore fiscal conservatism and accountability to the District Attorney’s office.

“I will, within the budget, stop the waste of tax dollars, eliminate questionable prosecutions, frivolous investigations, and mismanagement. I will ensure the efforts and resources of the District Attorney’s office are re-dedicated to the business of convicting criminals.”

Raymond’s campaign is endorsed by Sheriff Milton Wright. Wright’s wife, Marian Wright, is serving as Raymond’s campaign treasurer.

Incumbent DA John Healey and Attorney Nina Schaffer have already announced their candidacy for the office of Fort Bend County DA.





Question: Do you trust Allen Owen, mayor of Missouri City, TX, to represent you rather than his Houston corporate backers?




3%  participating said yes  (n20)


91%  participating said no  (n573)


6%  participating responded not sure  (n39)


(N) sample =  632


Stay tuned as more surveys for coming elections are posted!

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