Biography

Who is Richard Perales?

I grew up in a military family.  My four brothers and I followed my father's footsteps and served in the United States military.  I retired from the USAF after 15 years, serving my last assignment as the Commander of the 788th CES Squadron at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.  I accepted the position of Executive Director of Facilities Manager at the University of Dayton, and settled down in Beavercreek, Ohio.  My family and I decided on Beavercreek, in Greene County, Ohio, as our new home based on its location, amenities and the family-friendly atmosphere.  Upon settling into the area, I decided to get involved in my community and applied for (and was appointed to) the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).  Since that time, I have been involved and/or currently participate on a number of local and regional boards and committees.  Please find these affiliations listed below.  Subsequent to serving on the BZA, I ran for a seat on the Beavercreek City Council.  I received the most votes in the election and proudly served as Mayor of the City of Beavercreek from 2002 through 2003.  I served one year as a Council Member, before moving onto a County Commissioner position.  I spent 2007 serving as the President of the Greene County Board of Commissioners.In November 2012, I won the General Election to represent the Ohio 73rd District in the Ohio House of Representatives. I was sworn into the Ohio 130th General Assembly January 7th, 2013.

What are his qualifications?

CIVIC/GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
  • Member, Beavercreek City Council (Mayor 2002-2003)
  • Member, Beavercreek Board of Zoning Appeals (2001)
  • Member, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission
  • Executive Member, Regional Planning and Coordination Commission of Greene County
  • Member, Greene County Township Association
  • Council liaison to the Beavercreek Visioning Committee (2002-2003)
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
  • Executive Board Member Heart Walk (2006/2007)
  • Member, Victoria Theater Association
  • Board Member, Wright State University External Advisory Board, Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department
  • Board Member TCN – The Community Network
  • Board Member, St. Joseph Children's Treatment Center
  • Red Cross Hero, 2004
  • Greene County United Way Campaign Cabinet Member
  • Advisory Member, Greene County Habitat for Humanity
  • Member, Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Fairborn and Xenia Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Miami Valley Military Affairs Association
  • Member, Military Officers Association of America
  • Member, American Legion, Post 0763
  • Member, Veterans Of Foreign Wars of the U.S., Post 8312
  • Member, Dayton Public Schools Facility Steering Committee
  • Leadership Dayton, Class of 2001
  • Former Big Brother of America
AWARDS:
  • Ohio Veteran Hall Of Fame Inductee, Class of 2010
  • Dayton Region's Top 25 Most Influencial People of the Decade, 2009
  • Ohio Jaycee's Oustanding Mayor, 2003
  • Spangdahlem Air Force Base Support Group Company Grade Officer of the Year, 1992
  • Air Force Association's Logistics Junior Manager of the Year, 1990
  • Outstanding Young Man of America, 1985
WORK HISTORY:
  • 2005-Present, Campus Planning and Real Estate Director
  • 1998-2005, Executive Director of Facilities Management, University of Dayton
  • 1997-1998, Division Manager, CAD CAM, Inc.
  • 1982-1997, United States Air Force
    • 1994, Commander Operations and Maintenance, Wright Patterson AFB, OH
    • 1990, Chief of Engineering, Spangdahlem AFB, Germany
    • 1988, Program Manager, Foreign Military Sales, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    • 1982, Project Manager, Space Transportation System, Los Angeles AFS, CA
EDUCATION:
  • BS, Building Construction (a specialty program within the school of Architecture), Auburn University, 1982
  • MS, International Relations, Troy State University, 1992



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