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.