|Maine House of Representatives District 37|
|2010 - Present|
|December 3, 2014|
|Years in position||5|
|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 has taught elementary and graduate level classes, and currently provides training in advanced building science for the energy efficient residential construction industry. He has also performed solar energy-related research at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory, and at Tufts Electro-Optics Technology Center.
Chapman holds a BS in Applied Physics from Tufts University.
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|
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% |
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
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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James Schatz (D)
|Maine House of Representatives District 37
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