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Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth.jpg
Maine House of Representatives, District 117
In office
December 5, 2012-present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 2
Base salary$13,852/year (first regular session)
$9,661/year (second regular session)
Per diem$38/day, plus $32/day for meals
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sOhio State University
Master'sBoston University
Office website
Richard R. Farnsworth is a Democratic member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 117. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. He also served in the chamber from 1996 to 1998.


Farnsworth earned his B.S. from Ohio State University and his M.S. from Boston University.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Farnsworth served on the following committees:

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Services, Chair


Campaign themes


Farnsworth stated that reforming the tax code was part of his platform.[2]



See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maine House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 17, 2014. The deadline for write-in candidates to run in the primary election was April 28, 2014, and the deadline for non-party candidates to run in the general election was June 2, 2014. District 117 incumbent Richard Farnsworth was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jonathan Pfaff was unopposed in the Republican primary but withdrew before the general election. Republicans were not allowed to name a replacement candidate.[3][4]


See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

Farnsworth won election in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 117. Farnsworth defeated Dauna Binder and Anthony Donovan in the June 12 Democratic primary and defeated Fred Miller (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Maine House of Representatives, District 117, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Farnsworth 77.6% 3,843
     Republican Fred Miller 22.4% 1,107
Total Votes 4,950
Maine House of Representatives, District 117 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Farnsworth 61.2% 367
Dauna Binder 29% 174
Anthony Donovan 9.8% 59
Total Votes 600

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Farnsworth is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Farnsworth raised a total of $11,517 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[7]

Richard Farnsworth's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Maine State House, District 117 Won $5,765
1998 Maine State House, District 32 Won $2,581
1996 Maine State House, District 32 Won $3,171
Grand Total Raised $11,517


Farnsworth won election to the Maine House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Farnsworth raised a total of $5,765.
Maine House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard Farnsworth's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$5,265
Bows, William$100
Farnsworth, Ross$100
Moore, Marilyn$100
Total Raised in 2012$5,765
Source:Follow the Money


Farnsworth is married and has three children.[8]

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Preceded by
Anne Haskell (D)
Maine House of Representatives District 117
Succeeded by