About Laura Richard, Fort Bend County Clerk
Laura Richard was sworn into office as the Fort Bend County Clerk on January 1, 2015. Prior to being County Clerk, she spent a long career working for a technology company managing multi-million dollar budgets and staff located in multiple countries around the world. After "retiring" from the technology sector, she spent a number of years in various development and executive director positions for Fort Bend non-profit organizations. On the death of her husband, Jim Richard, she was unanimously appointed by Commissioners Court to fill his vacancy of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4. Laura and her family have made Fort Bend County their home for more than 30 years.
The Honorable Laura Richard is a board member for the Parks Youth Ranch, the membership director for the Urban Recorders Alliance, the chair of the Fort Bend Bail Bond Board, an active member of the legislative committee for the County & District Clerks Association, the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA), and the Fort Bend Buyers Group.
While in office, Laura has focused on enhancing efficiency, accuracy, and providing expanded services to the public for all life's important filings.