Richard Fleming is native North Texan; his family has lived six generations in US Texas Congressional district #24.  Born to a hardworking single mother spent his first few years in the city’s Tower Lane Housing Project.

Richard attended Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD elementary, junior high and high schools. His academic, athletic skills and hard work earned him a scholarship to play football at Cameron University where his team won the 1987 NAIA National Football Championship.


Richard received his BBA and MBA, both from Cameron University with an emphasis in Finance and Accounting. Richard earned an executive education scholarship to Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business where he received executive education leadership training. 

Richard is the owner of an award-winning small business and has recovered millions of dollars for the State of Texas and local municipalities. He has raised seven nieces and nephews, and with his support they have all gone on to college or careers of their own.      


  In 2009, with a deep sense of wanting to give back to his community, Richard ran for school board trustee of “his” Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. He defeated a 20-year incumbent becoming the district’s first African American board member, serving students, parents, the community and district for nine years. Richard serves on local, state and national boards of non-profits like (Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce, Metrocrest Services and Farmers Branch Rotary). 


As a proven community leader, he has fought for:

  •  the economic empowerment of women living in North Texas through financial literacy training classes. 
  •  students and Teachers in Austin during past legislative sessions for increased funding for public education. 
  • rallied and supported small businesses in Austin and in Washington D.C. for tax and healthcare reform as well as access to capital. 


Richard is running to be your Congressman in district # 24. He is ready to use his experience and leadership skills to build a strong coalition that will enact needed change and create a more collaborative spirit in Washington. His life and leadership experience, community, family and educational background, proven business skills, and servant’s heart will make him a great leader for North Texas.