He will fight for all of us!

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Rick Herring has been a neighborhood volunteer, leader, and activist in Fort Worth for over thirty years. A lifelong resident, Rick was raised in the Riverside community, where five generations of his family have lived. 

After graduating from FWISD, Rick graduated with honors from Texas Wesleyan University with a BBA in International Business. While at Wesleyan, Rick was inducted into the Mortar Board National Honor Society and served as president of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Texas Nu Chapter.

Rick has been in the retirement plan industry for more than 37 years, beginning his career at Fort Worth National Bank and spending 25 of those years as a Vice President with Wells Fargo in Fort Worth. He is currently a fiduciary and regulatory consultant with Principal Financial Group, serving clients across the United States.

Rick has been recognized for his community service on a number of occasions. His accomplishments include being a Fort Worth Neighbor of the Year Finalist, FWISD Distinguished Graduate, Fort Worth Business Press “40 Under 40” and is also a graduate of Leadership Fort Worth in 1998. Perhaps Rick’s earliest accolade was special recognition from FWISD in 1983 for organizing and leading the student protests and efforts to prevent the closing of Carter Riverside High School, which activated his interest and spurred him on to further community service and involvement.

Rick is an active member of First Christian Church of Fort Worth, where he is a Deacon and serves as chairman of the Outreach Committee. He is a member of the Riverside Lions Club and numerous other community organizations and serves as president of the Carter Riverside High School Alumni Association.

Rick has two grown children (graduates of Baylor University and Abilene Christian University) and two grandchildren. He and his partner Ken Hicks live in an historic home in Riverside.