|Maine House of Representatives District 8|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
Cleary is an attorney. He earned his J.D. from the New England School of Law, and B.A. from the University of Maine at Orono.
Cleary is Vice President of the Aroostook Football League, and a member of the CHAMP Mentoring Program.
Prior to leaving the house, Cleary served on the following committees:
Richard Cleary raised $4,756 for his campaign.
|Maine House of Representatives, District 8|
|Richard Cleary (D)||2,076|
|Mary Rogan (R)||1,229|
|Stanley Ginish (I)||362|
In 2008 Richard Cleary collected $4,756 in donations. 
His four largest contributors in 2008 were:
- Maine House of Representatives - Rep. Richard Cleary
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
|Maine House of Representatives District 8
| Succeeded by|
Joyce Ann Fitzpatrick (R)
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