Leonard J. Richards Candidate

Born: 1942
Resided: Keewatin, Minnesota
Itasca County

Oak Park Heights, Minnesota
Washington County
Death: --
Gender: Man
Occupation: Reverend and real estate broker
Political Party: Republican; Libertarian; Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Notes: Richards was found civilly liabile for killing his half-sister in 1982 and convicted of killing his attorney in 1987. He was serving a life sentence at a Minnesota correctional facility in Oak Park for his campaigns for Treasurer in 1990, 8th CD in 1992, and U.S. Senate in 1994 and 2018.
Sources: Minneapolis Tribune, September 4, 1974 (p. VG4). Minneapolis Star and Tribune, February 28, 1987 (p. A1,11). Minneapolis Star Tribune, "Imprisoned Double Murderer Is on Minnesota Ballot Vying for Klobuchar's Senate Seat," July 13, 2018.
Photo of Leonard J. Richards
Photo of Leonard J. Richards
Minneapolis Tribune, September 4, 1974 (p. VG4).

Election Details

Number of state/federal offices sought Number of campaigns Number of winning campaigns
3 6 0
Date Election Stage Party Votes Percent Result
08/14/2018 U.S. Senate Primary Democratic-Farmer-Labor 3,552 0.61% Lost
09/13/1994 U.S. Senate Primary Democratic-Farmer-Labor 4,146 1.08% Lost
09/15/1992 U.S. House, District 08 Primary Democratic-Farmer-Labor 14,535 21.72% Lost
09/11/1990 Treasurer Primary Democratic-Farmer-Labor 33,033 10.35% Lost
11/07/1978 U.S. Senate General Libertarian 2,992 0.19% Lost
09/10/1974 U.S. House, District 08 Primary Republican 840 6.64% Lost