Q&A: Learn more about Ray Ricchi, candidate for Collin County Judge

Ray Ricchi is running for Collin County Judge.

Ray Ricchi is running for Collin County Judge.

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Republican candidate Ray Ricchi is running for Collin County judge.

He will run against Chris Hill and Scott Johnson in the March Republican primary election.

Community Impact Newspaper sent Ricchi a series of questions on his candidacy. His written responses, edited for publication style, are below.

Q: What is your current occupation?

A: Full-time community service and family, chairman [for] Meals on Wheels Colin County, Chairman [for] Boy Scouts of American Lone Star District

Q: Why are you running for Collin County judge?

A: To fulfill the duties the citizens of Collin County demand, protect their tax dollars, protect their families and property, [and] provide world class customer service

Q: Why are you qualified for this position?

A: 35 years national business experience, seven years [as a] city council member, 25 years service leadership, heart to help all people [and] selfless for the greater good

Q: What issues do you feel the county and state will face over the next five years?

A: Too much politics, exponential growth, inadequate infrastructure, positive relationships with the cities of Collin County

Q: If elected, how will you address those issues?

A: Accessible, accountable, understand the needs and wants of our citizens, selfless, not self-serving, earn the salary and benefits

Q: What are your thoughts on county transportation?

A: Our roads and highways are years behind our needs. [There is] too much talk, not much action.