"Richard has spent his entire career in public service," Klarides said. "Whether as a brave member of the United States Air Force, serving in our local government or policing the streets to make our community a safer place, Richard has put the public interest above his personal gain. His selfless disposition makes him a perfect fit on the Board of Trustees for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.”
The board is comprised of 18 voting members and shall include two residents of the Veterans’ Home and 16 members appointed by the Governor and other top ranking congressional members.
The board shall advise and assist the commissioner in the operation of the Veterans' Home, the veterans' advocacy and assistance unit, the administration, expansion or modification of existing programs and services of the department and the development of new programs and services.“I am honored that I was nominated and appointed for this position which allows me to continue my advocacy for veterans’ issues.” Dziekan said. “As a veteran myself, I am now able to take my advocacy from the local level to the state level. Helping more veterans in need is a privilege and something I am very proud of.”
(Information is from a press release from Dziekan's campaign manager Sam Pollastro)