MISD Place 1 candidate questionnaire: Richard Pena
Midlothian ISD candidate Richard Pena answers questions for the May 1 election
Name: Richard Pena
Current profession: Realtor
Elected office sought: Midlothian School Board Place 1
Previous political experience: N/A
Family: Married with Children
Why are you seeking this office?
To Serve my Community in a way that I am passionate about.
What distinguishes you from other candidates for this office?
I have worked in the schools as a School Resource Officer, I am a Marine and a retired Police Officer. I believe I stand out because I am authentic and I say what I mean and mean what I say. When you vote for me, you are getting the person on the campaign trail, not a stranger that has changed once he/she has gotten your vote.
What do you consider the key issues of this election?
The Key issues of this election are the same as they are in every aspect of this Country at this time. As unfortunate as it is, diversity will be one of the key issues along with student’s rights as it pertains to the mask mandate. Growth will be a topic that will continue to be at the forefront in Midlothian for years to come.
What are the greatest challenges facing the district and how do you plan to address those challenges, if elected?
The greatest challenges are the same issues as the key issues. I plan to address these challenges with every stakeholder’s best interest in mind.
What do you most want to make sure voters know about you?
I want voters to know that I truly care about the kids and staff of this district. I graduated from this District and want to give back what I was given the entire time I went to school in MISD.