Richard Ward

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Richard WardRichard Ward
Mayor (Place 3)

Richard Ward was born in Kilgore, Texas and spent his formative years in the surrounding area of Kennedale, Texas. He graduated from Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth, Texas in 1954. He graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of General Studies Degree in 1982. He served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1957 as an X-ray technician stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. Upon his return, he began a career as a salesman for a medical instruments company and continued working in the medical field from 1957 until 1980.

In 1982 he began a career in Human Resource Management. His career has taken him to several prestigious institutes such as Medical Plaza Hospital in Fort Worth, Parkland Hospital in Dallas, and Cornerstone Health Management in Dallas. In 1962, Richard Ward moved to the City of Hurst where he soon became involved in many youth activities. He was on the Board of Directors for Pee Wee Football Association, a coach for Little Dribblers Basketball, and a Scout Master with the Boy Scouts of America. He currently serves on the Administrative Board of the First United Methodist Church of Hurst.

He was elected to the City Council of Hurst in 1976 and served through 1980. He served again on the Council from 2000-2004. In May of 2004 he was elected Mayor of Hurst, where he continues to serve in full capacity as a loyal resident of Hurst. Mayor Richard Ward currently serves on the Tarrant County Committee for Regional Transit Authority, the Mayor’s Council, and the National Mayor’s Conference. He is also Chairman of the Tarrant County Mayor's Association.

Mayor Ward is blessed with a wonderful wife, Sue, a son Cary, daughter-in-law Jolene and three grandchildren, John, Julie and Matt.

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655 Springhill Drive (817) 788-8332 Retired