Meet Audrey Richards

"We need to show that young women not only have a place in the Republican Party, but we can be leaders in it."


Small-town Conservative

Born and raised in the 7th district, Audrey is committed to putting the priorities of Missouri families front and center. At age eight, Audrey had her first job clogging with her dance academy at Silver Dollar City. Since then, her career has included six years at the U.S. Treasury Department, four years as a professional sportswriter, and then as policy director at the nonprofit, Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development. In that role, she worked with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to protect children from the dangers of social media companies.

Audrey is running for the US House of Representatives to carry on President Lincoln's legacy of uniting the country through the Republican Party.

Committed to Public Service.

Born and raised in Southwest Missouri, Audrey Richards learned the value of hard work, community, and small-town life from an early age.

Driven by a passion for public service and a commitment to conservative values, Audrey's congressional run is fostered by a deep understanding of the needs of the region.

This Kimberling City native knows firsthand the challenges our communities face, and she's committed to fighting for solutions.

From revitalizing local economies to protecting our seniors and our farmland, Audrey is ready to be the bold voice in DC that Southwest Missouri deserves.


Humble Beginnings.

Audrey was born in Joplin and grew up in Kimberling City. Her education began at New Life Academy, a small Christian school in Hollister, but she later transferred and graduated from Reeds Spring High School. Audrey is pictured here in her fourth grade classroom with a cereal box version of her favorite president, George Washington.

Audrey pursued her academic journey at the prestigious George Washington University in Washington, DC, where she earned a degree in political science that fueled her intellectual curiosity and commitment to public service. Audrey served as an intern and then knowledge manager at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, where she gained invaluable experience in banking policy and information technology.

Working for You

Audrey has been an active advocate for fiscal responsibility within her community. She spoke out against Tax Infrastructure Financing in Branson, a taxpayer-funded subsidy for a privately-owned aquarium that included not only infrastructure, but hundreds of thousands of dollars for a “lake” on the exterior of the property. Audrey asked the Board of Aldermen, “Why, when we have three beautiful lakes, do we need to spend a million dollars of taxpayer money on a fake one?”

She also tries to give back to the community by speaking to high school classes about career development, college, and chasing your dreams. Encouraging students to reach for the stars and work toward their goals is one of the things Audrey finds most rewarding about running for office. She also spoke on the “Women in Politics” panel at Missouri State University, talking to students and faculty about what it’s like to run for office.

As policy director at Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development, Audrey worked on Capitol Hill to provide fact-based research to policymakers and their staff. She believes in decisions and policies that are informed by fact-based research. Data demonstrates the clear mental, social, and cognitive detriments to children’s repetitive screen use. In advocating for the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) and the Platform Accountability and Transparency Act (PATA), Audrey saw that research put into action.
In Audrey, we find a leader who brings fresh perspectives, a strong work ethic, and a heart deeply rooted in the conservative values of our community.

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Audrey Richards for Congress

PO Box 1178

Kimberling City, MO 65686


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