Richard Ojeda

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Richard Ojeda
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Member of the West Virginia Senate
from the 7th district
In office
December 1, 2016 – January 14, 2019
Preceded byArt Kirkendoll
Succeeded byPaul Hardesty
Personal details
Born
Richard Neece Ojeda II

(1970-09-25) September 25, 1970 (age 48)
Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Kelly Ojeda
Children2
EducationWest Virginia State University (BA)
Webster University (MBA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1988–2013
RankUS-O4 insignia.svg Major
Battles/warsWar in Afghanistan
Iraq War
AwardsBronze Star Medal ribbon.svg Bronze Star (2)

Richard Neece Ojeda II (/ˈɛdə/; born September 25, 1970) is an American politician and retired U.S. Army officer.[1][2] He was the West Virginia State Senator from the 7th district from 2016 to 2019. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Ojeda was the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in West Virginia's 3rd congressional district in the 2018 election, but lost that election to Republican Carol Miller.[3]

On November 12, 2018, Ojeda announced his candidacy for President of the United States in the upcoming 2020 election.[4] On January 26, 2019, Ojeda withdrew from the election.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "'He's JFK With Tattoos and a Bench Press'". POLITICO Magazine. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  2. News, A. B. C. (2018-09-12). "Democrat touts coal, Army background in first ad for W. Va. congressional race". ABC News. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  3. "Carol Miller Defeats Richard Ojeda in District 3". WOWK. 2018-11-07. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  4. "W.Va. Sen. Richard Ojeda officially announces run for president in 2020". WSAZ. 2018-11-12. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  5. The Young Turks (January 25, 2019). "Richard Ojeda's SHOCKING Announcement". youtube.com. Retrieved January 26, 2019.