WICHITA—The Pompeo for Congress campaign announced today that Jim Richardson has been appointed as the campaign manager. Richardson is taking a leave of absence as Rep. Pompeo’s chief of staff, and has been with the Pompeo office since the congressman was elected in 2010. Prior to joining the Pompeo office, Richardson spent six years on former Rep. Todd Tiahrt’s staff.
“Having worked for both men in this election, my support for Mike is unequivocal,” Mr. Richardson said. “He is the type of leader we desperately need to represent us now. Mike has consistently stood up for fiscal responsibility and limited government, and the forces in Washington, D.C., have not swayed him. He is the man of integrity, work ethic, and leadership ability that is a rarity in politics. I am honored to work with such a tremendous person and leader.”
Mr. Richardson previously held legislative positions with former Kansas Rep. Jim Ryun, Republican, and former Missouri Sen. John Ashcroft, Republican.
Mike Pompeo is a longtime job creator in Kansas, having grown companies in the aviation and oil and gas industries. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Pompeo was elected to the United States Congress in his first political campaign in 2010. He and his wife, Susan, live in Wichita.
Mike has already been endorsed by the National Rifle Association, Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansans for Life, the National Right to Life Committee, Family Research Council Action PAC, Club for Growth PAC, FreedomWorks, Tea Party Nation, the US. Chamber of Commerce, Governor Brownback, Senator Moran, and Senator Roberts. He also has been recognized as a leading conservative voice by Americans for Prosperity, the American Conservative Union, National Taxpayers Union, Citizens Against Government Waste, Heritage Action, Americans for Tax Reform, and Family Research Council.