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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 7

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Chris Richardson

4,837 votes (2.3%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ranked Choice Voting, bringing democracy back to the vote.
  • Single Payer Health Care, improve health of our work force and get rid of the parasitic Health Insurance Industry Gatekeepers
  • End our Regime Change Wars and build more bridges and fewer walls.



Traveling Scholars Program, Florida State, Talahassee, University of South Florida, St. Pete, FAU, Boca Raton BA in Marine Biology from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton., Majored in Biology, minored in Computer Science (1976)


Chris Richardson studied for Marine Biology and worked as assistant currator of the State of Florida's Icthyologic Collection.  He finished his degree at FAU and put himself through college operating computer for Banks at night and attended classes during the day.  He worked for UofF in Bele Glade and later worked for Florida Water Management District in West Palm, and then while still at FAU, worked for the Oceanography Department of Nova University, Fort Lauderdale.  From there he went to work for Shared Medical System in PA where he learned the MUMPS Programming Language.  He left there to go to work for Singer Link in Houston on F-16 Flight Simulator, and then transferred to NASA JSC to work on the Space Shuttle Simulator and taught Real Time FORTRAN to Engineers.  He left JSC to go to the National Space Technology Lab in Bay Saint Louis, MS to work for Computer Sciences Corporation.  He was transferred to China Lake , CA, to take over the support, rewrite, and documentation of a MUMPS system there that paid all of the vendor bills on the Naval base.  He left there to work as a consultant to Science Applications International Corporation to help them win Composite Health Care System with the Department of Defense hospitals around the world.  He joined the ANSI Standards Committee for the MUMPS language and served on that deliberative group for 20 years.  After SAIC, he went to work for the VA in La Jolla, CA, transferring to Martinez, CA in 2000.  He was transferred to the Office of Information of the VA in 2005.  In 2001 he worked with a group to form WorldVistA a not-for-profit that is bringing the VA VistA out into Open Source.  Oroville Community Hospital is using this software successfully.  He retired in 2010 and helps to actively support World VistA.

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I was a Democrat until I noticed that nothing was actually getting done and our rights were being removed from us.  The Green Party seemed to have the most positive and least bellicose policies as well as supporting the environment and our continued survival on this planet.   Our war-like stance needs to be modified and we need to be learning tolerance and how to live with each other in this world, while providing more legs up rather than trying to suppress the capabilities of our people.  Cuba who we try to villanize, has been exporting health care to Central and South America, the Carribean, Africa, and Asia, while we are exporting war and over-turning other countries.  We arm and train terrorists in Central and South America to run people out of their countries, and then we complain when they show up at our Southern Boarder.  Immigration has always been a positive impact on the economy.  Our Federal Reserve has just pumped 6.6 trillion dollars into Wall Street to make the economy look better.  That 6.6 trillion would pay off the student loans 4 time and be a real stimulas to the economy when these student have that money to spend locally and actually feed the economy.  We could pay for the Green New Deal twice (see Howie Hawkins' Budget for the GND), and that would give us energy independence, get us off fossil fuels, and generate 20 million new good paying jobs.  About our insurgence in South and Central America, see "The Management of Savagery" by Max Blumenthal.

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