Richard Johnson was originally elected in 2014 and served Ward 3 from 2015-2019. Due to employment situations he did not seek reelection in 2018. In 2020, at the behest of the community, Johnson sought office again. During his absence from the dais, Johnson was a part time editorialist, elected to the Board of Directors for Arts Cheyenne, and volunteered for Rooted in Cheyenne.
Johnson is an active advocate for Cheyenne's skateboarding, music, non profit, and artistic communities. He is most known for his fundraising endeavors in completion of the Cheyenne skatepark and Downtown Splash Pad.