Ralph Chapman

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Ralph Chapman
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Current candidacy
Running for Maine House of Representatives, District 133
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Maine House of Representatives, District 37
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$13,852/year (first regular session)
$9,661/year (second regular session)
Per diem$38/day, plus $32/day for meals
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sTufts University
Personal
ProfessionEducator
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ralph Chapman is a Democratic member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 37. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Chapman earned his B.S. in Applied Physics from Tufts University. His professional experience includes teaching, training in advanced building science and researching solar energy at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory and Tufts Electro-Optics Technology Center.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Chapman served on the following committees:

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Marine Resources

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Chapman served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maine House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 17, 2014. The deadline for write-in candidates to run in the primary election was April 28, 2014, and the deadline for non-party candidates to run in the general election was June 2, 2014. District 37 incumbent Ralph Chapman defeated David Guarente in the Democratic primary. Susan Walsh was unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2]

Maine House of Representatives, District 133 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Chapman Incumbent 80.3% 602
David Guarente 19.7% 148
Total Votes 750

2012

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

Chapman won re-election in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 37. Chapman defeated James Schatz in the June 12 Democratic primary and defeated Madeline Leach (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Maine House of Representatives, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Chapman Incumbent 55.7% 2,958
     Republican Sherman Hutchins 44.3% 2,349
Total Votes 5,307
Maine House of Representatives, District 37 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Chapman Incumbent 60% 436
James Schatz 40% 291
Total Votes 727

2010

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2010

Chapman's opponent in the November 2 general election was Republican candidate Madeleine Leach. According to official results, Chapman defeated Leach in the November 2 general election. [5] Democratic incumbent James Schatz did not seek re-election although he was eligible to do so under Maine's term limits.

Maine House of Representatives General Election, District 37 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ralph Chapman (D) 2,266 49%
Madeleine Leach (R) 2,231 48%[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Chapman is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Chapman raised a total of $12,288 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 12, 2013.[7]

Ralph Chapman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Maine State House, District 37 Won $4,849
2010 Maine State House, District 37 Won $7,439
Grand Total Raised $12,288

2012

Chapman won re-election to the Maine House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Chapman raised a total of $4,849.
Maine House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ralph Chapman's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$4,849
Total Raised in 2012$4,849
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Chapman raised $7,439 in contributions.[8]

His top contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $7,271 to his campaign.

Personal

Chapman and his wife, Rebecca Poole, have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Schatz (D)
Maine House of Representatives District 37
2010–present
Succeeded by
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