David L. Richter

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David Louis Richter

(1966-06-02) June 2, 1966 (age 57)
Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • B.S. in management
  • B.S.E. in civil engineering
  • M.Sc. in major program management
  • M.P.A.
  • J.D.
Alma mater
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Oxford
  • Harvard University
  • Engineer
  • Lawyer
  • Businessman
  • Political candidate
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Michelle Simone Richter
WebsiteCampaign website

David Louis Richter (born June 2, 1966) is an American engineer, lawyer, businessman and political candidate.[1] Richter is also the former CEO of Hill International, the global construction management firm.[2] A member of the Republican Party (United States), he is currently running to represent New Jersey's 3rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.[3]

Richter was promoted to Hill’s CEO in 2014. During his term as CEO, he initiated and led the sale of Hill’s Construction Claims Group to a private equity firm for $140 million. In 2016, following a stockholder proxy contest, control of Hill’s Board of Directors was taken over by independent directors named by certain activist investors. In 2017, once the sale of the Claims Group had been completed, Richter left Hill as a result of disagreements with the new Board over the company’s strategic direction.[4] After Richter left Hill, he founded Richter Capital LLC, an asset management firm for which he serves as Chairman and CEO.[5]

Political career

2nd district race

In April 2019, Richter announced the formation of a congressional exploratory committee to explore the possibility of seeking the Republican nomination for Congress representing New Jersey's 2nd congressional district.[6] In August 2019, he formally announced that he was a candidate for Congress to challenge Democratic freshman Rep. Jeff Van Drew.[7] Richter was widely viewed as the front runner for the Republican nomination,[8] but after he voted against the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Van Drew switched parties in December 2019 and became a Republican with the support and endorsement of President Trump.[9]

3rd district race

In January 2020, Richter withdrew from the race against Van Drew and announced he was entering the Republican primary race to challenge freshman Democrat Rep. Andy Kim (politician) in New Jersey's 3rd congressional district.[10] Despite his late entry into this race, Richter won the endorsement of the Ocean County Republican Organization.[11] Two other primary challengers, John Novak and Tony Porto, dropped out of the race and endorsed Richter,[12][13] and he faces only former Burlington County freeholder Kate Gibbs, a labor union lobbyist, in the July 7th primary.[14]


  1. "About David Richter". David Richter For Congress. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  2. "Hill International", Wikipedia, 2020-05-09, retrieved 2020-05-09
  3. "Here's the final lineup of N.J. congressional candidates". New Jersey Globe. 2020-04-10. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  4. "Hill International", Wikipedia, 2020-05-09, retrieved 2020-05-09
  5. "Richter Capital LLC". www.richtercap.com. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  6. "Richter forms exploratory committee to challenge Van Drew". New Jersey Globe. 2019-04-09. Retrieved 2020-05-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Republican David Richter announces run in CD-2". New Jersey Globe. 2019-08-12. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  8. "Richter might drop Van Drew challenge, run against Kim". New Jersey Globe. 2020-01-24. Retrieved 2020-05-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. Kumar, Anita. "Van Drew pledges 'undying support' for Trump as he switches parties". POLITICO. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  10. Friedman, Matt. "Van Drew's top Republican opponent will run in a different district instead". Politico PRO. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  11. "CD3 Flashpoint: Richter Wins the Backing of the Ocean County GOP". Insider NJ. 2020-03-04. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  12. "Novak drops from NJ-03 primary, endorses Richter »". 2020-04-08. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  13. "Former CD3 Candidate Tony Porto Endorses David Richter for Congress". Insider NJ. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  14. "Here's the final lineup of N.J. congressional candidates". New Jersey Globe. 2020-04-10. Retrieved 2020-05-09.

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