|Maine State Senate District 11|
|December 1, 2010-Present|
|December 3, 2014|
|Years in position||3|
|Base salary||$13,852/year (1st session), $10,082/year (2nd)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 8, 2014|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Maine State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Williams College, 1983|
|Master's||Harvard University, 1988|
|Ph.D.||Harvard University, 1991|
|Birthday||October 10, 1961|
|Place of birth||New Haven, CT|
|Profession||Economist, National Bureau of Economic Research|
Dick works as an economist, coordinating a national research and education program on population aging. He was also recognized as a “strong” supporter of business by the Maine Economic Research Institute in 2004 and 2008; and received the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses in 2006 and 2008.
Woodbury is a graduate of Williams College and has a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Woodbury served on the following committees:
|Maine Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Insurance and Financial Services|
|• Marine Resources|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Woodbury served on these committees:
|Maine Committee Assignments, 2011|
- See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012
|Maine State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012|
|Independent||Richard Woodbury Incumbent||52.9%||13,117|
- See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010
Woodbury defeated Republican incumbent Gerald Davis and Green candidate Christopher Miller in the November 2 general election. Although Democrat Cynthia Bullens withdrew her candidacy and endorsed Woodbury on September 15, her name remained on the ballot.
|Maine State Senate, District 11|
|Richard Woodbury (I)||9,029||43%|
|Gerald Davis (R)||7,963||38%|
|Cynthia Bullens (D)||2,472||12%|
|Christopher Miller (G)||897||4%|
Prior Legislative Experience
Woodbury had previously represented Yarmouth in the Maine House of Representatives as an independent from 2002-2006.
Woodbury's campaign website lists several main issues concerning the economy: 
- Education - "To be competitive in a more highly educated worldwide labor market, we need to be leaders in education at all levels: stimulating adult learning and returning students, raising college retention, building college aspirations from an early age, and applying innovative approaches to improve classroom teaching."
- Competitive Healthcare - "National health reform defines a new landscape for state health policy. While the reform’s impact will become clearer over time, our transitional principles should be promoting competition in health insurance markets, improving public health, and encouraging cost-reducing innovation in health care financing and delivery."
- Budget - "We need more cost effective government, fewer unfunded obligations, and a more future-oriented approach."
- Preserving Maine - "We need to remain a place where people want to live, and we need to market those strengths."
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Woodbury raised $22,339 in contributions. 
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $20,719 to his campaign.
Dick and Debbie live in Yarmouth with their three boys, Sam, Ben, and Matthew.
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- Maine Senate delivers death blow to pair of 'right-to-work' bills - Bangor Daily News
- Call for constitutional amendment to end 'corporate personhood' on way to ... - Bangor Daily News
- Policy Wonk: Balanced tax reform eludes Woodbury, 'Gang of 11' - The Forecaster
- Maine Legislature Backs Resolution To Overturn Citizens United - Huffington Post - Huffington Post
- Tax reform jeopardized by fear of change - Biddeford Journal Tribune
- Maine Bipartisan 'Gang of 11' Proposes Sweeping Tax Reform Plan - Mpbn - MPBN News
- 'Gang of 11' plan earns more praise for bipartisanship than tax changes - Bangor Daily News
- Maine Joins 12 Other States in Officially Supporting an End to Corporate ... - Truth-Out
- Maine's tax code: 'Gang of 11' draws upon failed tax reform proposals - Lewiston Sun Journal
- Policy Wonk: Concrete alternatives to the LePage budget - The Forecaster
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- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- List of candidates certified for the June 8, 2010 primary in Maine
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
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