Richard was a Youth for Trump Coordinator and oversaw youth grassroots operations in Northern Florida. Richard supervised hundreds of volunteers and dozens of interns as a member of the campaign to elect President Donald J. Trump.
Richard was a Leadership Fellow with the GOP's Republican Leadership Initiative for nearly a year before accepting a position with the Trump campaign. Richard recruited volunteers and interns to join the Republican Party of Florida's field outreach program.
Richard Raps is a conservative Republican activist actively involved in politics in Florida. Richard was first announced as a member of the Jeb Bush Leadership Team in Florida, then worked with the Republican Leadership Initiative training and activating political activists for the Republican Party of Florida. Later, Ricky worked for the Donald J. Trump for President Campaign as a Youth Coordinator, working with thousands of students in the Florida Panhandle region.
He started a chapter of College Republicans at Florida Gulf Coast University, growing it to one of the largest and most active clubs in Florida. Richard has gone on to become the Executive Director of the Florida State University College Republicans, one of the largest and most active clubs in the entire nation – if not the largest and most active. Richard was previously the Grassroots Director for the Florida Federation of College Republicans.