Rep. Bobbie Richardson has dedicated her life to education. She has served as the Director of Exceptional Children for Warren County Schools and Vance County Schools, where she recently retired. She also was the Director of Exceptional Students Program for the NC Department of Corrections, as well as the School Administrator for Licensure, Personnel & Curriculum. For ten years, from 1988-98, she was a consultant with the NC Department of Public Instruction.
She has also been in the trenches, working as a teacher in Durham Public Schools for the Children with Disabilities Program and as a teacher assistant for exceptional children classes. She is a former member of the Franklin County School Board.
Today, she is retired from helping the children and teachers of North Carolina become the best they can be, and is now representing the people of House District 7 (which consists of portions of Nash and Franklin Counties). She was appointed in January to take the place of Angela Bryant, who was appointed to fill the unexpired term of the late Sen. Ed Jones.
Rep. Richardson is a graduate of NC Central University, where she earned her undergrad degree and master’s degree, and of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned her doctorate in Education Leadership.
She has been recognized many times for outstanding service to her community, including the 2010 Franklin County Democratic Woman of the Year Award, 2012 Perry’s Alumni Humanitarian Award, and Who’s Who Women in Education Award from Durham Public Schools in 1989.
She has served on the Executive Committee for the NC Democratic Party and is a past chairperson of the Franklin County Democratic Party. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Rep. Richardson lives in the Wood Community, in the northeast region of Franklin County near the Nash County line. She is the mother to three grown children and proud grandmother of two. She is the daughter of the late Bobbie Richardson and Pattie Mae Richardson (who lives near her in Wood), and the sister to 17 brothers and sisters.