Carter County Commissioner Rick Richardson has died.
Mayor Rusty Barnett confirmed Richardson’s death Monday morning.
Richardson was elected in 2018 to represent the county’s 8th district. He was chairman of the Buildings and Ground Committee and was also a member of Financial Management, Rules and Bylaws, Health and Welfare, and Law Enforcement committees.
Mayor Barnett issued the following statement regarding Richardson’s death:
I am very saddened to hear about the passing of Commissioner Rick Richardson. He was a dedicated commissioner who represented his constituents with honor and integrity. He will be greatly missed by his fellow commissioners and the county’s elected officials.
-Rusty Barnett, Carter County Mayor