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  |First elected = [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
  |First elected = [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |Term limits = Four consecutive terms
  |Next election = [[Maine State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Prior office = Maine State House of Representatives
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Woodbury is not running for re-election in 2012.
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Revision as of 11:18, 13 May 2012

Richard Woodbury
Dick Woodbury.jpg
Maine State Senate District 11
In office
December 1, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2012
Years in position 5
Base salary$13,852/year (1st session), $10,082/year (2nd)
Per diem$70/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Maine State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sWilliams College, 1983
Master'sHarvard University, 1988
Ph.D.Harvard University, 1991
Date of birthOctober 10, 1961
Place of birthNew Haven, CT
ProfessionEconomist, National Bureau of Economic Research
ReligionUnitarian Universalist
Office website
Personal website
Richard Woodbury is an Independent member of the Maine State Senate. Woodbury was elected to represent District 11 on November 2, 2010. Prior to his time in the Senate, Dick served in the Maine House of Representatives from 2002-2008.

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.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Woodbury has been appointed to these committees:



See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Woodbury is not running for re-election in 2012.


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.[1][2]

Maine State Senate, District 11
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Woodbury (I) 9,029 43%
Gerald Davis (R) 7,963 38%
Cynthia Bullens (D) 2,472 12%
Christopher Miller (G) 897 4%
Blank 563 3%

Prior Legislative Experience

Woodbury had previously represented Yarmouth in the Maine House of Representatives as an independent from 2002-2006.

Campaign themes


Woodbury's campaign website lists several main issues concerning the economy: [3]

  • 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 donors


In 2010, Woodbury raised $22,339 in contributions. [4]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $20,719 to his campaign.

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Dick and Debbie live in Yarmouth with their three boys, Sam, Ben, and Matthew.

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