Richard Blanchard

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Richard Blanchard
Maine House of Representatives District 14
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Retired Legislator
Richard Blanchard (b. May 13, 1937) was a Democratic member of the Maine House of Representatives. He represented the 14th District from 2004 until 2010, and previously served on the Penobscot County Commission from 1986-2004.

Blanchard is retired. He previously worked as a Propane Consultant for Marquis Heating from 2003-2004, Sales Representative for the State of Maine, L.P. Gas Department from 1997-2000, and Sales Representative/Propane Director for F.W. Wells/Victor Manufacturing from 1982-1997.

Blachard is a member of the Old Town Knights of Columbus.[1]

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the house, Blanchard served on the following committees:



See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2010

Blanchard lost to James Dill in the June 8 Democratic primary by a margin of 512-329. Blanchard was seeking his fourth term. Dill faced Daniel Phillips (R) in the general election on November 2.


On November 4, 2008, Richard Blanchard ran for District 14 of the Maine House of Representatives, beating Julio Desanctis and Edward Spencer.[2]

Richard Blanchard raised $3,493 for his campaign.[3]

Maine House of Representatives, District 14
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Blanchard (D) 2,379
Edward Spencer (I) 1,016
Julio Desanctis (R) 872

Campaign donors


In 2008 Richard Blanchard collected $3,493 in donations.[4]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Seth Berry $425
Business Minded Democrats $250
Maine State Employees Association $250
Auger & Associates $250

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Political offices
Preceded by
Maine House of Representatives District 14
Succeeded by
James Dill (D)