Our colleague and friend, State Rep. Clif Richardson, R-Central, has been a great public servant, and now we learn he is resigning his seat in the Louisiana House for health reasons. He has distinguished himself as a thoughtful, forthright, and hard-working representative to those he served and to the delegation.

Despite his battle with cancer, Clif has shown the utmost dedication to public service, worthy of emulation by all of us who serve in state and local government. We are sure that all who have come to know Clif during his public service career will keep him in their prayers. With God’s grace and Clif’s own faith and inner strength, we are certain he will win his battle and be an inspiration to us all.

As chairman of the House Republican delegation, I will never be able to fully express my gratitude to this great public servant. Clif has all of our love and support during this difficult time.

Tony Ligi

state representative