Richard Mills is the Strategic Director for Turning Point USA’s College Program. Living in the Pacific Northwest for most of his life and being a first-hand witness to the detrimental effects of local leftist politics, Richard sought to do something about it and got involved with the organization in 2016 after discovering it on social media. He then went on to single-handedly launch and expand TPUSA’s Northwest field operations as a Regional Manager before moving into his current role.
Dabling in content creation outside of work hours, Mills’s political musings on his verified-Twitter and TikTok have often sparked viral moments that have garnered millions of views and been the subject of commentary from various observers, media outlets, journalists, and even late night talk-show host, Jimmy Kimmel. Despite the unexpected attention, his main focus is the ongoing political culture war and ensuring that essential field work is taking place to win it. That’s why he’s also spent his free time campaigning for local and national candidates in his community, served on a county party board, and as a Precinct Committeeman. As Strategic Director for Turning Point USA’s College Program, he’s excited to expand upon his efforts that previously focused specifically on the Northwest and take the entire organization’s flagship department to the next level. Richard believes higher education influences a country’s future and is determined to ensure Turning Point USA helps college students constructively shape America’s.