Proud to be a Working Man

I am proud to say that I am a middle class candidate.

I have been under mountains mining coal, served as a Local Union President worked as an investigator for State Government, represented State Employees and worked as a Union Representative with a Building Trades Union. Richard Patrick for West Virginia in Charleston

Now I manage a Bail Bond office in Charleston and also work as a Licensed Investigator. 

That said, a large part of my life has been spent fighting for the well-being of others, especially those that work for a living..

I want to bring my experience and dedication to a better life for others to the West Virginia Legislature.


My lovely wife Cheryl and me have enjoyed playing and performing bluegrass, folk, and gospel.

We have produced and recorded several CD's with a number of  tracks getting radio play in a number of countries.

You can hear some of our music at