NAME: Rick Ledesma.
OFFICE YOU SEEK: County Judge.
OCCUPATION:Business owner-Insurance & Financial Services.
EDUCATION: United States Coast Guard Academy B.S. Mathematics. Post graduate studies at University of North Dakota Law School and Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine.
NUMBER ONE CAMPAIGN FOCUS: County Government that is effective, efficient, & ethical.
WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM YOUR OPPONENT?
Business & Military experience. I have been trained to lead and make decisions that are ethical and righteous.
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE THAT QUALIFIES YOU FOR THE POSITION YOU SEEK:
As a Military Academy Graduate, I have been trained to lead and make sound decisions which affect the overall performance of an organization. As a business owner (25+ years), I have been trained to manage a “for profit” organization, interact with people, train and motivate staff, make payroll, and make sound business decisions.
DESCRIBE A MOMENT THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE:
In high school, I asked a high school counselor to help me with my Service Academy application and she told me and I quote “they don’t take your kind in the Academy.”I was devastated and set out to prove her wrong and that I could make it and graduate.”
DO YOU HAVE A WEBSITE, TWITTER OR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT? No.
OTHER CONTACT INFORMATION FOR VOTERS:I will restore faith in government by cutting taxes. I will ensure we provide an honest, effective, and efficient government. I will be a good steward of people’s money.