Representing Your Values
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Your Conservative, Republican Choice for Representative

RICHARD TASS WY HD 40

Your Republican Representative, Here to Support Wyoming Industry and Conservative Values

Making you a priority in Cheyenne. Appointed to two House Standing CommitteesAgricultural, State and Public Lands and Water Resources; and Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources, I will keep your interests in mind and keep you informed. 

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Good Morning Friends

A couple things for you to know: The Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands & Water Resources Committee will be meeting in Sheridan at the...

Johnson County Wool Growers meeting

I recently attended a meeting of area producers concerned about livestock depredation. The main discussion centered on the damage being done by...

About the VSNF

I am not a full time politician and I am more comfortable working cows in the corral at home then I am here as a legislator. I believe it is my...

Life in Cheyenne

Hello House District 40, Our new Governor Mark Gordon was sworn in today in a very nice impressive ceremony.  We are all very proud to be working...

Did You Know?

I’ve recently been appointed to Two House Standing Committees: Agricultural, State and Public Lands and Water Resources; and Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources.

Also…

  • A new Veteran Skilled Nursing Facility is proposed to be built in Buffalo Learn More.
  • UPDATE Granny’s House Tax – The process of drafting my bill to slow down the ever increasing property tax on the homes of our senior citizens has seen an update! Learn More

Get to Know Richard

A man who’s grandparents homesteaded in Johnson County, Richard has carved a life for his family out of Wyoming soil. He’s made a living cattle and guest ranching, supplementing his income with an over the road trucking business, outfitting and more, all while making raising kids, and serving his community a priority.

  • Lifelong Wyomingite
  • US Army, Vietnam Veteran
  • Cattle Rancher, Guest Ranch Host, Former Outfitter, Former Ditch Rider
  • Johnson County School Board – Elected to 2 Terms
  • Former County Commissioner
  • Johnson County Tourism Board
  • University of Wyoming Experiment Farm Sheridan Advisory Board and Soil Conservation Board
  • Johnson County Co Op Board of Directors
  • Strong Supporter of Right to Life and Second Amendment
  • 20 Year member of the NRA
Having grown up, gone to school, married, raised children, ranched and run businesses, held office and sat on a number of boards in Johnson County and the State of Wyoming, Richard understands the lifestyle and industry in the area, and is here to help you protect it.

A Little History

From the Ranch to Vietnam and Back…
Richard's Story

I was born in Buffalo, Wyoming, the 29th of August 1945 and grew up on a ranch 15 miles south of town known as Klondike Ranch.   As a young boy, is spent my summers setting on a horse.

Cowboys & Indians, School and Scouts

My father did not make us work in the hayfields until I was around 14 so I had a lot of time to ride and play cowboys and Indians with my sister and cousins.    I attended a small country school near our ranch.  There were 2 girls with me in my grade and  the three of us attended all 8 grades there.   One of our neighbors started a cub scout pack which my folks got me enrolled.  From there it was boy scouts and Explore scouts.  After graduating for the 8th grade, I went to Johnson County High School in Buffalo.  4 Years in the Ag department and FFA, I graduated in 1963.  After that I attended Casper College in Casper graduating with an associate degree in Ag and Auto Mechanics.

Serving the Country – From the Ranch to Vietnam & Back

I return to Klondike where I continued to help my father on the ranch.  In 1968 the war in Vietnam was in full swing.  Most of my friends had either enlisted or were drafted.  In February 1968 of that year I volunteered for the draft and was sent to Fort Bliss, Elpaso Texas for basic training.  After that I was sent to Fort Hood, Texas and was assigned to a motor pool.  In December I received orders for Vietnam and arrived in country around the 23rd.  There I was assigned to another motor pool where I spent my year working as a mechanic, shop Forman and motor Sargent.   I returned home and back to the ranch the end of December 1969.  I had 2 months left on my 2-year commitment, but the army did not want to reassign those of us who had only a short time left to serve so they gave us an early out.

Marriage and Children

I met my wife, Patty, when I was home on leave before going over-seas.  We were married in June of 1971.  We continued living on Klondike where I worked with my father and Patty started teaching first grade in Kaycee.  We have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

Serving the Community

In the years since I have served on various boards.  I ran for the school board and served 2 terms.  I than ran for county commissioner and served 1 term there.   I have served on the University of Wyoming Sheridan Experiment Farm advisory board, Soil Conservation Board, Johnson County Co Op Board.  I am a Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion, Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. I serve with the Legion “Honor Guard” at funerals for our deceased veterans. Our ranch has been a member of the Dude Ranchers Association for 16 years, and the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce for 45 years.  Past member of the Wyoming outfitters association.

Making a Life

I have owned and operated a ranching business including livestock, guest, hunting and outfitting, over the road trucking business.  Hauled hay from Canada, Montana, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, and Idaho.  I have been snowed in in Scobey, Montana; Valentine, Nebraska; Winner, South Dakota; and places in-between.    I have survived Bankruptcy, Blizzards, Drouth, and hail storms.  For 3 years we trailed our 600 pair 120 miles for summer grass because of no rain and no grass.

Ready to Serve You

I am a strong supporter of Right to life and our Second Amendment.   My philosophy is to spend what we must; the cows must be fed but sometimes they don’t get all they want, they are not fat, but they do the job.

From the Ranch to Vietnam and Back...Click Here for Richard's Story

I was born in Buffalo, Wyoming, the 29th of August 1945 and grew up on a ranch 15 miles south of town known as Klondike Ranch.   As a young boy, is spent my summers setting on a horse.

Cowboys & Indians, School and Scouts

My father did not make us work in the hayfields until I was around 14 so I had a lot of time to ride and play cowboys and Indians with my sister and cousins.    I attended a small country school near our ranch.  There were 2 girls with me in my grade and  the three of us attended all 8 grades there.   One of our neighbors started a cub scout pack which my folks got me enrolled.  From there it was boy scouts and Explore scouts.  After graduating for the 8th grade, I went to Johnson County High School in Buffalo.  4 Years in the Ag department and FFA, I graduated in 1963.  After that I attended Casper College in Casper graduating with an associate degree in Ag and Auto Mechanics.

Serving the Country – From the Ranch to Vietnam & Back

I return to Klondike where I continued to help my father on the ranch.  In 1968 the war in Vietnam was in full swing.  Most of my friends had either enlisted or were drafted.  In February 1968 of that year I volunteered for the draft and was sent to Fort Bliss, Elpaso Texas for basic training.  After that I was sent to Fort Hood, Texas and was assigned to a motor pool.  In December I received orders for Vietnam and arrived in country around the 23rd.  There I was assigned to another motor pool where I spent my year working as a mechanic, shop Forman and motor Sargent.   I returned home and back to the ranch the end of December 1969.  I had 2 months left on my 2-year commitment, but the army did not want to reassign those of us who had only a short time left to serve so they gave us an early out.

Marriage and Children

I met my wife, Patty, when I was home on leave before going over-seas.  We were married in June of 1971.  We continued living on Klondike where I worked with my father and Patty started teaching first grade in Kaycee.  We have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

Serving the Community

In the years since I have served on various boards.  I ran for the school board and served 2 terms.  I than ran for county commissioner and served 1 term there.   I have served on the University of Wyoming Sheridan Experiment Farm advisory board, Soil Conservation Board, Johnson County Co Op Board.  I am a Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion, Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. I serve with the Legion “Honor Guard” at funerals for our deceased veterans. Our ranch has been a member of the Dude Ranchers Association for 16 years, and the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce for 45 years.  Past member of the Wyoming outfitters association.

Making a Life

I have owned and operated a ranching business including livestock, guest, hunting and outfitting, over the road trucking business.  Hauled hay from Canada, Montana, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, and Idaho.  I have been snowed in in Scobey, Montana; Valentine, Nebraska; Winner, South Dakota; and places in-between.    I have survived Bankruptcy, Blizzards, Drouth, and hail storms.  For 3 years we trailed our 600 pair 120 miles for summer grass because of no rain and no grass.

Ready to Serve You

I am a strong supporter of Right to life and our Second Amendment.   My philosophy is to spend what we must; the cows must be fed but sometimes they don’t get all they want, they are not fat, but they do the job.

Representing Industry and Conservative Values

A Strong 2nd Amendment and Right to Life Supporter, Richard Plans to Protect Your Future and Hold Our Government Accountable, in Cheyenne

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No New Taxes

Encourage the state to continue current services without increasing taxes

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Fiscal Responsibility

Trim expenses in places that do not hurt good programs

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Protect and Promote Wyoming's Industries

Protect our state’s industries by preventing environmental regulations that will hurt the industry

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