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Ray Ricchi for Collin County Judge Announces Terry Box as Campaign Treasurer

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RAY RICCHI FOR COLLIN COUNTY JUDGE ANNOUNCES TERRY BOX AS CAMPAIGN TREASURER

McKinney, Texas – June 30, 2017 – The RAY RICCHI FOR COLLIN COUNTY JUDGE CAMPAIGN today announced retired Collin County Sheriff Terry Box as treasurer.

“We are assembling a talented and highly respected team with decades of experience in serving our county and are deeply committed to ensuring we have the right leadership in place as we continue to grow. I am pleased to announce the addition of retired Collin County Sheriff Terry Box – a well-respected elected official – to the campaign,” Ricchi said. “Terry Box is a trusted friend who brings a wealth of experience and first hand knowledge to our campaign. I have a great respect for his expertise and proven success in serving the citizens of Collin County and I’m pleased to have a man of such high caliber and conviction stand alongside me as I seek to earn their vote.”

Box, a McKinney native, retired after serving 32 years as Collin County’s elected Sheriff, with a total of 48 years in law enforcement. A conservative Republican, Box was elected in eight consecutive elections starting in 1986. One of the longest–serving sheriffs in the state of Texas, Box oversaw county law enforcement as the county grew exponentially – from a population of 214,000 in 1985 to nearly 1 million today. Collin is currently the 6th most populated county in the state of Texas. As Sheriff, Box managed more than 500 employees, and was responsible for the Collin County Jail, which grew in population from 35 inmates to over 1000 during his tenure. The Collin County Jail, with it’s direct supervision model, became the “gold standard” in management and efficiency for the state of Texas, leading Governor George Bush to appoint Box to the Texas Commission of Jail Standards, a board he eventually chaired.

In addition to his career in law enforcement, Box is also the founder of the Sheriff Box Shoot Out ‘Fore’ Kids, his popular annual golf tournament which has raised over $2.2 million for children’s charities.

“I believe Ray Ricchi is what the county needs right now. He is committed to serving the people with transparency, honesty and integrity. His leadership in government and experience in corporate America are needed for our county’s future. I am proud to join his campaign.”, said Box.

PLATFORM: Ricchi’s platform includes strategies for:

  • Providing immediate long-term tax relief for Collin County homeowners
  • Addressing critical county staffing issues
  • Planning for infrastructure and facility needs
  • Implementing a budget that serves the customer service and safety needs of the citizens
  • Expanding the county’s relationship with our cities, state and federal and lawmakers

CONTACT: For more information, visit the website: rayricchi.com. For more information or interviews, contact Mr. Ricchi. Cell phone: 214.704.8609. Email: [email protected].

Ray Ricchi Announces Candidacy For Collin County Judge

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Conservative Republican and Two-Term Council member Brings City Government Knowledge, National Corporate Business Leadership Experience and Community Service to the Office

McKinney, Texas – May 10, 2017 – Former McKinney City Councilman Ray Ricchi, today announced his candidacy for Collin County Judge in the March 2018 Republican Primary. The position of County Judge is elected at-large, and serves as the presiding officer of the Collin County Commissioners Court.

QUOTE: “I am announcing my candidacy for Collin County Judge “, said Mr. Ricchi. “I’m committed to common sense government, good stewardship over taxpayer resources, and ‘Policy over Politics.‘

PLATFORM: Ricchi’s platform includes strategies for:

Providing immediate long-term tax relief for Collin County homeowners
Addressing critical county staffing issues
Planning for infrastructure and facility needs
Implementing a budget that serves the customer service and safety needs of the citizens
Expanding the county’s relationship with our cities, state and federal officials

ABOUT: Ricchi, a resident of Collin County for 26 years, has dedicated much of his adult life to the community and public service, having served as McKinney District 4 City Councilman (2008 – 2015); Chairman of the McKinney Economic Development Corporation; Chairman of Meals on Wheels Collin County; Chairman of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of Boy Scouts of America Lone Star District FOS; and President of McKinney Little League.

Ricchi’s business career spans over 30 years, with executive management positions at MasterLock; Black & Decker/DeWalt; and AlliedSignal.

Additionally, Ricchi has served as a director on many area government and non-profit boards and councils: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary; North Texas Council of Government’s Emergency Preparedness Planning Council; the McKinney YMCA; and the MISD long-range planning committee. Ricchi has earned multiple awards and recognition for his community involvement including, being named one of 2008’s “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” by Inside Collin County Business and “McKinney YMCA Father of the Year” in 2011.

EDUCATION: Ricchi holds a BS in Business Administration from University of South Carolina with double majors in Business Economics and Finance. He has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education, including Center for Creative Leadership (San Diego, CA); Leadership Training Institute at Congress of Cities’ Capital Budgeting and Planning; Management Ventures Inc. (Cambridge, MA); and executive management training through AlliedSignal and Black & Decker.

PERSONAL: Ricchi is married, has six children and two grandchildren.

CONTACT: For more information, visit the website: RayRicchi.com. For more information or interviews, contact Mr. Ricchi. Cell phone: 214.704.8609. Email: [email protected].

Town Hall Meeting January 22 at 7pm

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Good morning, Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and the New Year is starting off great.

The City of McKinney Council has announces a very important meeting on January 22nd.

If you haven’t heard about it I have attached my release below. This is not a self serving political piece. I am not running for any office in the next election.

It is very important that we get this message out as the next two years our city council will turn over 5 city council seats and we need to get more of our citizens involved, active and vocal.

Our economic future depends on it

Please send this out to everyone you think would be able and open to attend. Post it on Facebook, your websites, tell your groups, tell anyone who is thinking about running for office in the next election to attend.

ALL of your city council is scheduled to attend , ALL your questions will be addressed. It’s not just for Stonebridge or District 4 residents but for the entire City of McKinney.

Thank you, Ray

Town Hall Meeting
Crosspoint Church, 2101 S. Stonebridge Dr.
Thursday, January 22 at 7:00 pm
McKinney has had a remarkable year in 2014. Among the many accolades given to the city, we were named #1 on the Money Magazine Best Places to Live list. As your elected representative to City Council, I am inviting you to an important town hall meeting as we discuss what our future holds as the best town in America.
It has been my honor to serve the residents of McKinney for seven years as your twice-elected City Council member and representing all of you. During my tenure, it has been my priority to be accessible, approachable and active for you as my constituents, to make sure your voices are heard and directly represented in our City.
On Thursday, January 22, 2015, the City of McKinney is hosting a Town Hall meeting to be held in Crosspoint Church at 7 p.m. You are personally invited and encouraged to attend.
The city began this series of town hall events within the neighborhoods to promote our priority of transparency. This event will be an open town hall meeting, where any and every question will be answered. We have set up this format to be interactive, as we want to hear from you.
During the Town Hall, members of your City Council will address issues specific important to our way of life and our economic future, such as:
• The water supply and the drought
• The city tax base
• The upcoming general election in May
• Even rumors and information that has spread through the community grapevine.
We also will provide a behind-the-scenes look into city planning, insight into the city’s tax base and important commercial developments that will impact the local economy. We will talk about what’s going on in developments like Adriatica, how the Methodist McKinney Hospital expansion affects you, and what we can expect with the future widening of Virginia Parkway.
If you attend, you will hear what’s going on with water conservation, and how the water restrictions are set for our region. Are your taxes going up? And possibly meet your next representatives on City Council?
Term limits mean two new representatives will be elected to City Council in May 2015 including me, your District 4 representative and the council member representing District 2. As you come to this meeting you’ll have the opportunity to meet candidates who will be asking for your vote, running to represent you in making decisions for the future of our city. It’s important for you to be involved in city elections. Meetings like this town hall can help you become a more educated voter by meeting those potential candidates.
I urge you to help me to activate the entire McKinney community – tell your friends and neighbors. We hope to see you as well as all our neighbors at this event!
If you have specific questions that need specific answers, send them to me in advance so we can address them with the level of detail you want and deserve. Send them to [email protected]
I am looking forward to seeing you there!
Sincerely,

Ray Ricchi,
McKinney City Council, District 4

McKinney is 4th-Ranked Texas City For Finding Jobs

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Noted by the Census Bureau as a fast-growth city numerous times over the past decade, McKinney has seen its population more than double between 2000 and 2010. The city has a low unemployment rate of 5.8%, as of April 2013, and is a center for tech, medical and manufacturing companies. Major employers include Raytheon, Torchmark, StatLab and Manner Plastics. The McKinney Independent School District is also a large employer for the city.

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Ray Ricchi Named Executive Director of Meals on Wheels and Senior Services of Collin County

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The Collin County Committee on Aging announced today that Ray Ricchi has accepted the position of Executive Director effective January 1st.  Ricchi will be responsible for the strategic planning and operation of the Collin County Meals on Wheels and Senior Services in support of its mission and goals. The Executive Director is responsible for managing and attaining the necessary resources to meet the services, programs and activities that provide home delivered lunch, supplemental evening, and weekend meals and lunch meals at four senior centers and Senior Services in Collin County.

“I look forward to working with an experienced and dedicated staff whose mission is to serve our seniors in Collin County.   Living in one of the fastest growing counties in the country creates a greater need for our increasing senior population.  Collin County Meals on Wheels and Senior Services is an essential resource for our beloved seniors.  The success of our program is determined by our ability to provide a service that helps seniors remain in their homes and independent as long as possible.  We are blessed to have individuals, foundations, grants and corporate funding so we can continue to service the needs of our seniors in Collin County,” said Ricchi.

Wayne Rock, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, commented, “We are very excited to have Ray Ricchi leading Collin County Meals on Wheels and Senior Services as our Executive Director.  Ray’s proven success and experience in both the public and private sectors will enable us to keep up in these challenging economic times.  His service leadership and involvement in Collin County over the past 15 years will provide the essential skills to prepare for the continued needs of our Collin County seniors.”

Ricchi’s business career includes executive positions with Black & Decker, Master Lock, AlliedSignal, National Hot Rod Association, The Ballfields at Craig Ranch and Traxxas.   Additionally, he is currently serving his second term on the McKinney City Council.  Ricchi was formerly the Chairman of the McKinney Economic Development Corporation Board, Chairman of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce and President of McKinney Little League Baseball.  He presently serves as a board member of the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, the McKinney YMCA, Boy Scouts of America, Lone Star District, and is an honorary board member of the Public Safety Scholarship Foundation.

Ricchi has been honored as one of the 2011 YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Fathers of the Year and also named one of the 21st leaders for the 21st century by Inside Collin County Business in 2008.

Ricchi has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina in business administration, majoring in economics and finance. He has been a McKinney resident since 1991 and is the father of three children.

Meals On Wheels and Senior Services of Collin County a non-profit 501(c)(3) was founded in 1976 to serve the rapidly increasing needs of the area’s seniors, providing nutrition to improve their health by preparing and supplying meals to more than 750 homebound and isolated seniors daily.  The seniors receiving meals through the Meals on Wheels program are unable to shop and/or prepare a balanced meal for themselves.  Our staff and volunteers are often the only daily contact our seniors have. The Mission is to combat isolation and promote the heath, dignity and independence of those 60 years or older. For more information contact Meals on Wheels of Collin County, 600 N. Tennessee Street, McKinney, TX 75069.  927-562-6996 or www.mealsonwheelscc.org

A Message from Councilman Ricchi

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I would like to address recent events at McKinney City Hall on October 5th 2012.  The purpose of this message is to provide the citizens with my views as an individual City Council member; I am not speaking for the City Council. I am fully aware of the City of McKinney’s charter language giving the City Manager sole authority on personnel matters and personnel decisions and this message is intended to be consistent with the City of McKinney Charter.

The City Council was presented on October 8th with the City Manager’s reasons for the action he alone took on October 5th with Chief of Police Kowalski. This was the first time any of this information was ever communicated to me in any way.  After careful consideration, it is my opinion the information presented would not warrant the reassignment of Chief Kowalski.

I understand the City Manager’s role is to evaluate employees, and while I respect that role, our job as Council Members is to evaluate the City Manager’s performance, including his exercise of judgment in the performance of his duties.  I intend to completely evaluate the City Manager’s job performance and will do so with an open mind.  I do not believe the information presented to me justifies the actions taken by City Manager Gray.  Additionally, I feel that the manner in which Mr. Gray executed his decision was extremely disrespectful, unprofessional, and inconsistent with that which our citizen’s demand and city personnel deserve.

More info click here and also here.  Additional information is available here  too.

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