BIOGRAPHY OF RICHARD RIDER
EDUCATION: BA Economics, University of North Carolina, 1968.
MILITARY SERVICE: Commander, Supply Corps, U. S. Naval Reserve, retired after 26 years. Vietnam veteran.
OCCUPATION: Stockbroker and Financial Planner. Lifetime member of the International Association of Financial Planners.
AFFILIATION: National Taxpayers Union, United Taxpayers of San Diego, Council for a Competitive Economy, National Tax Limitation Committee, Nature Conservancy, Citizens Against Government Waste, San Diego Taxpayers Association, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Paul Gann's Citizens Committee, People's Advocate and just about every other taxpayer group known to the Western world.
POLITICAL ACTIVITIES: Actively supported a variety of tax-cutting ballot initiatives including Proposition 13. Co-wrote ballot arguments against several county and state tax increase initiatives. Successfully sued county to force rollback of an illegal county 1/2 cent sales tax, saving California taxpayers over EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS. County Chair of both term limit initiatives (Prop 140 and Prop 164). 1986 and 1988 Libertarian Party candidate for the 41st Congressional district. 1992 candidate for 3rd District County Supervisor (took third place among the six candidates with about 20% of the vote). Current Vice-Chair of San Diego County Social Services Advisory Board. Past Chair of the San Diego County Libertarian Party.
FAMILY: Married. Wife, Diane, is a high school teacher. Two sons, ages 15 and 10.
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