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Service set for former Florida House GOP leader

former House Speaker Ron Richmond by Donn Dughi Florida Memory.jpg
Donn Dughi
Florida Memory
This photo of former House Speaker Ron Richmond is one of thousands by photographer Donn Dughi, accessed from Florida Memory on Jan. 2, 2023

A funeral service is scheduled Wednesday for Ron Richmond, a former state House Republican leader and longtime lobbyist who died last week, according to an obituary posted on the Bevis Funeral Home website.

Richmond, 81, served in the House from 1972 to 1984, including a term as minority leader in what was a Democratic-controlled House. At the time, he lived in Pasco County, with his district also stretching into nearby counties.

Richmond, an attorney, went on to become a lobbyist, representing clients such as the Florida Hospital Association. He remained registered to lobby this year for Capital Insurance Agency, Inc.

The obituary said Richmond, who lived in Tallahassee, died Dec. 22. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee.