Washington, DC—June 16, 2021....Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today spoke on the House floor to honor Robyn Richardson—a fixture of the Russellville community and the longest standing Pope County employee in history. June marked Richardson’s fiftieth year of service at the Pope County Courthouse.
Remarks as prepared for delivery:
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize a milestone in the life of one of Russellville, Arkansas’s most admired citizens—Robyn Richardson.
“He’s a beloved fixture in the community and one of the River Valley’s biggest sports fans.
“I first got to know Richardson when playing football for my alma mater—Russellville High School—and later, Arkansas Tech University.
“Robyn never missed a game. And I’ll always remember him in the end zone of football games ready to catch field goals and extra points, then promptly returning the football to the game officials. He was as much a part of the game as the players on the field.
“But, Mr. Speaker, the milestone I mentioned is the fact that he is now the longest serving employee of Pope County, recently celebrating his fiftieth anniversary of employment.
“I had the pleasure of joining the city and county last week in a tribute to his service. And not surprisingly, Robyn told me he feels great and has no intention of retiring anytime soon.
“I am proud of Robyn Richardson. And I want the nation to hear of his amazing record of service.
“Congratulations, my friend.
“I yield back.”
Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011. He is a member of the House Appropriations Committee.
Watch Congressman Womack’s floor speech here.