Republican Candidate for Arizona State Senate in LD12


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A Better Arizona for our Children's Children

“I’m running because the issues facing Arizona have never been more serious or complex. I’m skilled at finding creative solutions to complex problems, and I’ll do it while standing up for our personal liberties. I want to be part of creating the Arizona my son will inherit.”
-David Richardson


  • Co-founded first life science company, a spin-out from Arizona State University | 2016
  • Selected for Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program | 2016
  • Completed incubator programs through ASU and the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) | 2016-17
  • Selected as Global Innovation Fellow and traveled to Shenzhen, China as part of a U.S. State Department collaboration with China to strengthen economic relationship | 2017
  • Won multiple Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) | 2017-19
  • Graduated from the Arizona Commerce Authority Venture Ready Accelerator Program | 2018
  • Honored with the AZBio Fast Lane Award | 2018
  • Team developed high-throughput COVID tests and sold >500,000 tests | 2020


  • Participated on selection panel for Flinn Scholarship recipients | 2018-21
  • Volunteered as high school youth pastor for his church in Chandler | 2015-19
  • Serves on Engineering Advisory Board at Grand Canyon University | 2018-22
  • Opened clinical diagnostic lab to perform local COVID testing as part of Arizona’s COVID-response | 2020
  • Serves on pitch panels for local start-up competitions | ongoing
  • Mentors students and aspiring entrepreneurs | ongoing


  • Born and raised under the poverty line in Phoenix
  • Educated at Arizona public schools from elementary (in reduced-price lunch program) through college (first-generation college graduate) and graduate school 
  • Met and married his wife, Cassie, in Arizona—they now reside in Ahwatukee and recently welcomed their first child
  • Focused on issues that impact our state and district: Educational and economic opportunity, a sustainable water supply, compassion and unity in public discourse, and individual liberty