City Council President Richard Skorman is the co-owner with his wife Patricia Seator of Poor Richard's Restaurant, Little Richard's Toystore, Rico's Cafe and Wine Bar and Poor Richard's Books and Gifts in Downtown Colorado Springs. Richard started Poor Richard's Feed and Read at the same location in 1977. Richard is a former two-term City Councilmember from 1999 - 2006, former Vice Mayor from 2003 - 2005, two time Board Chair of PPACG, former CS Park Board Member and Pikes Peak Regional Director for U.S. Senator Ken Salazar.
Richard is the author of "Off-Hollywood Movies: A Film Lover's Guide" published by Crown Publishing in 1990. Richard was also the Founder and Program Director of the U.S. Environmental Film Festivals in 1990 and 1991, the Conservation Finance Director for the Colorado Trust for Public Land, the Executive Director of the Colorado Environmental Coalition, a Founder and Board Chair of Citizens Project, Co-Director of the Trails, Open Space and Park Initiatives in 1995, 1997 and 2003 and Fundraising Chair for the Stratton Open Space Land Campaign.