Campaign links: Ric Killian (R-NC-9)
Ric Killian Congressional Candidate North Carolina District 9
Biography of Ric Killian from Killian for Congress
Born and raised in a small Midwestern town, Ric learned the basic values of hard work, honesty, and perseverance. These attributes proved essential when he left Wisconsin to attend the United States Military Academy, at the age of 17.
At West Point, Ric forged these bedrock values and began a lifetime of service to the nation. Following graduation, Ric completed some of the most challenging military training in the world, including the US Army Airborne and US Army Ranger courses. Ric completed his service obligation after five years of active duty, married Debbi, joined the US Army Reserve and began a career in real estate.
For fifteen years, Ric has worked in the private sector and has been a leader in every organization for which he has worked. He has been self-employed, worked for a small family business, and for large publicly traded companies. He has built homes, developed residential communities, and personally bought and sold both residential and commercial investment property in Kentucky, Wisconsin, North and South Carolina.
While working and raising a family, Ric helps aspiring young people by serving as the State Coordinator for West Point admissions in both North and South Carolina.
Ric and Debbi have been married since 1991, and have four children. Ric and his family are members of St. Matthew Catholic Church where he is a member of the Knights of Columbus. Ric has also served on the board of Charlotte Catholic High School.
West Point ’86; BS, Leadership
US Army; ’86 – ’91
US Army Reserve; ’91 to Today
Colonel, US Army Reserve
US Army War College ’11; Master, Strategic Studies
Afghanistan & Iraq Veteran
Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal
West Point Instructor and Admissions Officer
Political Military Affairs Officer in the US European Command in Stuttgart, Germany
Current Army Reserve Assignment; Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, The Pentagon
Rated a “consistent supporter of the free enterprise position” by the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation.
Grade A for Conservative Effectiveness from Civitas Action.
100% rating from gun rights organization Grassroots NC.
Grade A from the NRA.
Chairman; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation ($4 Billion State Transportation Budget).
Chairman; Homeland Security, Military, & Veterans Affairs Committee.
Primary Sponsor of Voter ID, Taxpayer Bill of Rights, Term Limits
Drafted, introduced, and led creation of laws in support of the real estate industry, veterans, and motorcyclists.