Ashton Richard is serving his first term representing District 1.
Married to Glenda Richard, he has two daughters and is a grandfather and great grandfather.
Mr. Richard retired from the Calcasieu Parish School Board after 27 years. A jockey for 20 years, he's a former representative of the Jockeys' Guild.
A former deputy with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, he has also served as a Ward 1 Fire Protection District No. 1 volunteer and Park Director with Community Center and Playground District No. 4 of Ward 1. He was also a Ward 1 Constable and a Ward 1 Justice of the Peace.
Mr. Richard is a member of Open Door Baptist Church.
District 1 includes portions of the Moss Bluff area and Ward 1.