Richard Morgan is a software engineer and grassroots political leader. Richard has been a resident of Dallas County for over 10 years and has seen firsthand the challenges young adults face when entering a rapidly changing 21st century workforce.
As a former student at Eastfield and El Centro College, Richard has a deep appreciation for the opportunities a DCCCD education can provide. Since taking his first Computer Science class at Eastfield in 2005, Richard has worked as a software engineer for some of the nation’s leading innovators, including cloud computing providers and cloud virtualization companies. He also utilized his technical skills as a senior software engineer on the 2012 Romney-Ryan Presidential Campaign. He is currently a software engineer at an Irving-based technology startup in the healthcare industry where he is using his technical expertise and problem solving skills to help transform the supply chain contracting process.
Richard is committed to public service, having served in a wide variety of volunteer positions with the Dallas County Republican Party, the Dallas County Young Republicans, and most recently for two years as State Chairman of the Texas Young Republican Federation, an organization consisting of college students and young professionals in their 20's and 30's. He is a lifelong conservative who believes in helping others and has been involved in many political campaigns over the years. As State Chairman of the Young Republicans, he oversaw the growth of the organization from 11 to 25 chapters. His vision and dedication led to the organization making over 100,000 voter contacts during the 2014 election cycle.
Richard’s commitment to service goes back to his youth where he and his family worked in missions with Iraqi refugees in Amman, Jordan. He also assisted the Kurds, volunteering at a church plant in Kurdistan, Iraq for over 3 months in 2008. After beginning his education at Eastfield College, Richard transferred to Dallas Baptist University. He has attended the Village Church since 2005.
Richard's perspective as a former student of the Dallas County Community College District, his experience working with young professionals across the state, and his technical expertise make him a uniquely qualified candidate to serve as a DCCCD Trustee. His leadership capabilities allow him to be your voice as a steady supporter of providing a quality education at an affordable price with the least burden to the taxpayer.