Richard was born and raised in Maiden, NC and graduated from Appalachian State University in 1978. Prior to completing his degree, Richard obtained his insurance license and took ownership of Mauney Insurance in 1977. Richard made the commute from Boone, NC each week to ensure the smooth operation of Mauney Insurance, a company passed down to him by his father who assumed ownership in 1965 from Glenn Mauney. Richard’s unwavering dedication and hard work over the years have been driven by his genuine commitment to serving the community and providing comprehensive coverage for all.
For the past 28 years, Richard has been happily married to his wife, Katie. Together, they take great joy in being grandparents to five grandchildren. Richard has actively contributed to the growth and well-being of the Town of Maiden while serving on Town Council for over 4 years. He also takes pride in his service to the Maiden Fire Department, where he served as Fire Chief for four years, held an Officer position for 20 years, and eventually retired after 28 years of dedicated service.