Alan Richardson: In memoriam

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Alan Richardson. 

Alan, a longtime elected District 6 Republican Precinct Committeeman was known as a man of integrity and dedication. Alan worked in both the Arizona State House and Senate as well as  for the Maricopa County Department of Education. A gifted writer, he also wrote for the Foothills Focus newspaper.

Although seriously ill, he continued to work toward his election as a member of the Deer Valley Unified School District Governing Board. Alan’s perseverance was so strong, he was able to collect the necessary signatures required to run and his name will appear on the ballot.

Those of us who were privileged to have known him will continue to be inspired by the example he set as he worked to better the lives of others.

Information on his memorial service will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.

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6 Responses to Alan Richardson: In memoriam

  1. LD 6 PC says:

    Such sad news. Alan Richardson was a beacon to others as they began their involvement in GOP politics. He will be greatly missed.

  2. Ben F says:

    When I learned that Alan had cancer, it really hit a nerve. Alan was a dedicated and loyal person whose commitment to the students in Deer Valley Unified School District was unmatched. In addition, his loyalty and dedication to fight for good people and good causes was unparalleled.

    Knowing how much he was suffering for a matter of many months, I feel relieved that his pain is over, but we must never fail to remember that the world is a better place for his life. If there is an on-going education process in Heaven, Alan will soon be making improvements to prepare the way for us.

  3. I enjoyed working with Alan. He was a good man. Many times, I attended the Friday Night Socials that he would coordinate. I believe Alan is with Christ tonight. We will miss him, though.

    State Senator Jack Harper

  4. West Valley PC says:

    Alan Richardson’s death leaves a gaping hole in the education arena and in the hearts of his many friends and admirers.

  5. Susan says:

    Alan had a unique mixture of humor and hammer. He lived life bigger than anyone I know. He will be missed as will his ability to make a point when needed. He gave so much to the district that he loved.

  6. Bill Merritt says:

    However the delivery, when Alan spoke on behalf of our kids, it was from a clear and poignant mind and heart. This is the memory I will carry. Our students and our district have lost their greatest champion and advocate for their education. ‘
    I will miss him. Be at peace, your final rest, my friend.