|Maine House of Representatives, District 37|
|2010 - Present|
|December 3, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|Base salary||$13,852/year (first regular session) |
$9,661/year/year (second regular session)
|Per diem||$38/day, plus $32/day for meals|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Chapman served on the following committees:
|Maine Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Marine Resources|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Chapman served on the following committees:
|Maine Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Marine Resources|
Elections for the office of Maine House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on June 10, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 17, 2014; independent candidates may file until June 2, 2014.
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.
|Maine House of Representatives, District 37, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Ralph Chapman Incumbent||55.7%||2,958|
|Maine House of Representatives, District 37 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Ralph Chapman Incumbent||60%||436|
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.  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)|
|Ralph Chapman (D)||2,266||49%|
|Madeleine Leach (R)||2,231||48%|
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.
|Ralph Chapman's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Maine State House, District 37||$4,849|
|2010||Maine State House, District 37||$7,439|
|Grand Total Raised||$12,288|
2012Chapman 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|
|Total Raised in 2012||$4,849|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Chapman raised $7,439 in contributions.
His top contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $7,271 to his campaign.
Chapman and his wife, Rebecca Poole, have five children.
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- Maine House of Representatives - Rep. Ralph Chapman
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Maine Secretary of State, "2012 Candidate List," accessed May 14, 2012
- Maine Secretary of State, "Tabulations for Elections held in 2012," accessed March 19, 2014
- Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions, "Official 2010 Election Results," accessed February 18, 2014
- Official Maine Election Results, 2010
- followthemoney.org, "Chapman, Ralph," accessed September 12, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
James Schatz (D)
|Maine House of Representatives District 37
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