I was confident that Richard would lead the Treasurer's Office through at least the next few election cycles. Being the treasurer is a full time commitment. He was genuinely concerned that the recent confluence of family events would not allow him to serve with the excellence and time commitment necessary. This illustrates what I have always respected about Richard and his core values: God, family, and great work ethic. If there were more people like him that deeply cared about their commitments, we would be in much better shape as a society. I hope that he will return to my office one day - albeit in a part time capacity.
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