Following the November 2018 election, the Arizona Republican Party asked Stephen Richer to conduct an independent review of the County Recorder’s Office. Stephen did it and at no cost to the Party.
The problems and concerns with the Office still exist. That is why Stephen is now running to be the next Maricopa County Recorder.
Stephen is a Lawyer for an International Law Firm here in a Phoenix. He has practiced law with some of the state’s top legal minds; spoken on panels with respected federal judges, and worked on multi-million dollar
Stephen also worked in public policy for groups such as the American Enterprise Institute, Washington Legal Foundation, and the Cato Institute. He has also started, co-founded, or invested in multiple small businesses and organizations.
Academically, Stephen holds three degrees (BA, MA, JD), including a law degree from one of the nation’s top-5 ranked law schools (The University of Chicago Law School). While in school Stephen received many academic awards including: USA Today All-Academic Team, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate, the Mulroy Prize for Oral Advocacy, The 34 Club Award for the Top 34 Students of the University, the Ann Watson Law School award, and National Merit Scholar Finalist.
Stephen’s commitment to public service and public life is similarly well-documented. He was recently appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to serve on the board of the Arizona Humanities; he is a former Arizona
Industry Fellow with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and he is on the board of the Federalist Society’s Phoenix Lawyers Chapter. While in college, Stephen received The Volunteer Service Award, Gold Class, from President George W. Bush for the work he did helping restore the
Southern Gulf following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina as well as while in law school, he received The Donald E. Egan Award for a Reputation for Integrity.
As a result of his independent review, Stephen already has a unique understanding of the Recorder’s Office. He interviewed over 30 knowledgeable people regarding the Office; he studied the law pertaining
to Arizona elections; and he reviewed available documents. Since producing his preliminary report, Stephen has presented at over 20 gatherings of concerned voters, where he has continued to hear about
Election Day experiences and learn about the Office.
Further, Richer for Recorder is not just Stephen. The Team consists of people with expert knowledge of government in Arizona, people with deep connections to Arizona voters, skilled business professionals who know how to run large organizations with The Team including Helen Purcell, the former Republican who held the Recorder’s Office for 28 years.
But there is still lots of room on the team. We hope you will join.
Come help us welcome Stephen on Wednesday July 17, at Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Hwy; Access Rd, Dunlap Ave Exit off the I-17. Doors open 6 pm; meeting starts 6:30 pm, speaker at 7 pm.
Stephen sent out a mailer to all Precinct Committeeman with his plans on fixing the Recorder’s office and improving it. To find out more on this visit his website www.RicherForRecorder.com.