At Tuesday’s candidate forum, Doug Richards again touted his “Navy career” as a qualification for 26th Legislative District representative. He only served 21 months of active duty on an eight-year commitment. That hardly qualifies as a “career.” His refusal to reveal his DD Form 214, Copy 4, caused me to think that we should investigate that “career.”
Richards cites his military experience in asking us to employ him in our state’s government. We should reject his military service as a consideration for his employment if he fails to produce DD form 214. More importantly, Richards’ basic judgment is in doubt when he tries to claim his 21 months qualifies him to be selected for the job instead of the captain of battleships, incumbent Larry Seaquist, who served years with distinction.