Richard K Straut, Georgia Senate District 49
Serving the Community since 1985 now ready to Serve the Citizens of Hall County
Richard Straut, a Graduate of Brenau University in Gainesville, is the youngest of 4 siblings raised in and around Stone Mountain. He attended and was an active youth group member of Pine Lake Baptist Church growing up. He received his early education at Allgood Elementary, Rockbridge Elementary and then Stone Mountain High School where he graduated in 1983.
After graduating from Stone Mountain High School, Richard decided to serve and joined the Georgia Army National Guard in November 1985. This period of his life is when he decided that police work was his calling. Here he enlisted in the 190th Military Police Company in Atlanta.
Shortly after, he entered initial active duty in February 1986 at Ft McClellan Alabama where he was assigned to the OSUT Alpha 10 Training Company.
Richard completed his initial active duty in June 1986 when he graduated as a Military Police Officer. He returned home to Stone Mountain and was hired by the Atlanta Police Department in June 1986.