Father, Child Advocate, Small Business Owner, Veteran
Rich has been a resident of the region since 1985.
Rich Lieberman has always believed in voting for the person and not the party. Politics do not belong on our school board, and as a true Independent, Rich has the experience to help bridge the divide.
Rich has 2 sons. He raised his older son as a single father. This son graduated from Chancellor High School in 2003. Rich and his wife of 15 years adopted their younger son who is currently a student at Battlefield Middle School.
Rich has always been invested in our community, focusing on helping the children who are most vulnerable. For five years during the 1990’s Rich coached for Parks and Rec. During the 2000 school year Rich was a mentor with Spotsylvania County Schools. Rich developed a mentoring program in Caroline County Schools during the 2009-10 school year. Since 2006 Rich used his business to raise funds and awareness of child hunger in our region mostly with the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank. These efforts have provided over 100,000 meals to those in need. Rich has also raised funds for such organizations as Salvation Army Shoe Fund, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network and many more.
Rich has served on various boards. Most recently he spent 5 years on the Lee’s Crossing HOA. First as an at large member and then for three years as president. Rich ran for this office because at the time, all but one of the contracts in place for the community were with the original companies set up by the developer. They had never been competitively bid. By the time he completed his terms, every contract had been rebid causing the community to change most of the contractors and saving the community thousands of dollars.
Rich has been self-employed since 1994 in both the insurance industry and the sports memorabilia industry. He knows how to work with people with differing perspectives and find creative solutions to problems that may arise.
Rich had never seriously considered running for office until he became aware of how political agendas have taken over a portion of the school board. This is not what our students need now, or really at any time. With no political party or future political ambitions, Rich’s only interest is in making sure the kids of Spotsylvania County get the best possible education.