After an October 2012 visit to Myanmar, his fifth to the country, Governor Richardson published the following OpEd in the International Herald Tribune.
SANTA FE – “Bob Schwartz was a crime fighter to the core. As a District Attorney and as a Judge he always sought rightful justice and protections for victims. As my Crime Advisor he was involved in significant anti-crime legislation involving DWI “three strikes you're out” and victims relief. He was also a colorful character who loved life. Needless to say he will be sorely missed.” – Governor Bill Richardson
Governor Richardson to travel to Florida to campaign for President Obama.
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson met with Burmese political leader, Aung San Suu Kyi on October 11, 2012 in Rangoon, Myanmar. Richardson will spend five days in Myanmar. During his stay, the Governor will meet with local political leaders to promote democracy.
Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will attend the 2012 Democratic National Convention next week in Charlotte, North Carolina. Richardson, a 2008 Democratic Presidential Candidate, was Chair of the 2004 Democratic National Convention held in Boston. The Governor will also be doing interviews with U.S. and international media outlets.
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity presented its Alumni Achievement Award to Governor Richardson (Tufts University, 1970) at its biennial convention in Austin, Texas on August 4, 2012. Alumni Achievement Awards are extended to alumni of the Fraternity whose achievements in their fields of endeavor have brought honor and prestige to Delta Tau Delta. Richardson joins the ranks of exceptional Delts who have previously received this prestigious award, instituted in 1966.
“While the Supreme Court struck down most of Arizona’s onerous laws, it left intact the show me your papers provision which is troublesome and could cause racial profiling. This is a serious setback for Hispanic civil rights,” - Governor Bill Richardson.
Robert Gates and Bill Richardson lend names to foreign policy coalition.
“Let us remember Johnny Tapia for his skill in the ring and the thrills he brought New Mexico fans as he won world championship belts. I will always fondly remember his boisterous laugh, his bigger than life personality, and his love for the state and his many fans. May he rest in peace,” Governor Bill Richardson.