David Richardson for State Representative

Vote August 14th 2012

District 113: Miami Beach - Downtown Miami - East Little Havana - North Bay Village

About David

David RichardsonDavid wants to make sure that all Floridians have an opportunity to pursue their dreams.  He has the perfect background to represent District 113 in the Florida House of Representatives.  He wants to go to Tallahassee and identify waste in the State budget, so funds can be better used to improve our schools, preserve our environment, and improve health care.  David Richardson is running to be your advocate in Tallahassee.

David has truly lived the “American Dream.”  Raised from humble beginnings, his family moved to Florida when he was ten years old.  His father and mother worked hard to provide for the family.  After completing high school, he attended the University of Central Florida, receiving two degrees: Biology and Accountancy.  His first job upon graduating was working as an auditor for the U.S. Department of Defense.  Richardson was charged with identifying fraud and waste in government contracts.

During his time as a Pentagon auditor, he studied nights and weekends to earn a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Tampa.  In 1985 he completed all the requirements and was awarded a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate and license from the State of Florida, which he has maintained for the past 27 years. 

After his tenure with the Department of Defense, David worked for Ernst & Young – one of the largest and most respected audit and consulting firms in the world.  During his time there he continued to develop his expertise in the area of government accounting and finance.  In 1993, David pursued his dream of starting a small business; an advisory services firm focusing on accounting and finance issues relating to government contracts.


More About David

  • Certified Public Accountant in Florida for the past 27 years.
  • The Lyman Group (1993 – 2012), Owner and Principal Advisor.  Started a small business in hopes of achieving the American Dream.
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland, 1993 – 2000. Graduate level business courses.
  • Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, “Government Contract Audit Report” (1994-2003).  Professional journal on government contract accounting and finance matters.
  • Ernst & Young (1987 – 1993), Senior Manager, Government Contracts Advisory Services.
  • Defense Contract Audit Agency, U.S. Government (1983 – 1987), Senior Auditor: Helped detect waste and fraud in Government Contracts.
  • Public High School Teacher, Orlando, FL. (1982).



  • University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida, MBA, 1987.
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, BSBA, Accountancy, 1983.
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, BS, Biology, 1979.
  • Lyman High School, Longwood, Florida, 1975


Volunteerism & Activism – Past & Present

  • President, Miami Beach Condo Associations, 12 years of Board participation
  • City of Miami Beach Leadership Academy
  • City of Miami Beach Personnel Board; Appointed by Mayor and Commissioners
  • Victory Campaign Board, Victory Fund
  • SAVE Dade, Guardian Supporter
  • National Contract Management Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 



  • Bilingual (English & Spanish)
  • Running enthusiast
  • City of Miami Beach Resident and long time Floridian
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