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|Maine State Senate District 11|
|December 1, 2010-Present|
|December 3, 2014|
|Years in position||5|
|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 general||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|
|Date of birth||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."
Comprehensive donor information for Woodbury is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Woodbury raised a total of $59,149 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 10, 2013.
|Richard Woodbury's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Maine State Senate, District 11||$20,316|
|2010||Maine State Senate, District 11||$22,339|
|2006||Maine State House, District 107||$5,274|
|2004||Maine State House, District 107||$5,848|
|2002||Maine State House, District 44||$5,372|
|Grand Total Raised||$59,149|
2012Woodbury won re-election to the Maine State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Woodbury raised a total of $20,316.
|Maine State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Richard Woodbury's campaign in 2012|
|Jackson, James L||$100|
|Woodbury, Richard G (Dick)||$100|
|Woodbury, Anne P||$100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$20,316|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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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- 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
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2006, 2004, 2002
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