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  |Name = Richard Woodbury
 
  |Name = Richard Woodbury
 
  |Profile picture = Dick Woodbury.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Dick Woodbury.jpg
  |Position = Maine State Senate District 11
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  |Position = Maine State Senate, District 11
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
  |Tenure = December 1, 2010-Present
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  |Tenure = December 1, 2010-December 4, 2014
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|December 3, 2014]]
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  |Term ends =  
 
  |Assumed office = 2010
 
  |Assumed office = 2010
 
  |Political party = Independent |Party dot = {{greydot|size=10px}}
 
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  |Base salary = $13,852/year (1st session), $10,082/year (2nd)
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  |Base salary =
  |Per diem = $70/day
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  |Per diem =  
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election = [[Maine State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Last election =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
  |First elected = [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |First elected =  
 
  |Term limits = Four consecutive terms
 
  |Term limits = Four consecutive terms
  |Next election = November 8, 2014
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  |Next election =  
 
  |Prior office = Maine State House of Representatives
 
  |Prior office = Maine State House of Representatives
 
  |Prior office years = 2002-2008
 
  |Prior office years = 2002-2008
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  |Birthday = October 10, 1961
 
  |Birthday = October 10, 1961
  |Place of birth = New Haven, CT
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  |Place of birth = New Haven, Connecticut
 
  |Profession = Economist, National Bureau of Economic Research
 
  |Profession = Economist, National Bureau of Economic Research
 
  |Religion = Unitarian Universalist
 
  |Religion = Unitarian Universalist
  |Office website = http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/bio11s.htm
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  |Office website = http://legisweb1.mainelegislature.org/wp/senate/126th-maine-senators/senator-richard-woodbury/
  |Campaign website = http://dickwoodbury.com/index.htm
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  |Campaign website = https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://dickwoodbury.com/index.htm
 
  |Personal website =  
 
  |Personal website =  
}}{{tnr}}'''Richard Woodbury''' is an [[Independent]] member of the [[Maine State Senate]], representing District 11 since 2010. Prior to his time in the Senate, Woodbury served in the [[Maine House of Representatives]] from 2002-2008.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Richard Woodbury''' is a former [[independent]] member of the [[Maine State Senate]], representing [[Maine State Senate District 11|District 11]] from 2010 to 2014.
  
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.  
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Woodbury served in the [[Maine House of Representatives]] from 2002 to 2008.  
  
Woodbury is a graduate of Williams College and has a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.  
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==Biography==
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Woodbury earned his B.S. from Williams College in 1983, his M.S. from Harvard University in 1988 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1991. His professional experience includes working as an economist and coordinating a national research and education program on population aging.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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==Elections==  
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2010====
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Woodbury's campaign website listed several main issues concerning the economy:<ref>[http://www.dickwoodbury.com/ ''dickwoodbury.com'', "Official campaign website," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref>
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* '''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."
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* '''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."
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* '''Budget''' - "We need more cost effective government, fewer unfunded obligations, and a more future-oriented approach."
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* '''Preserving''' '''Maine''' - "We need to remain a place where people want to live, and we need to market those strengths."
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==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
::''See also: [[Maine State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[Maine State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Woodbury won re-election in 2012.  He defeated [[Christopher Tyll]] (R) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2012/nonpartylisting.pdf Maine Secretary of State - Independent candidates]</ref>
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Woodbury won re-election in 2012.  He defeated [[Christopher Tyll]] (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2012/nonpartylisting.pdf ''Maine Secretary of State'', "2012 Independent candidates," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''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.<ref>[http://www.theforecaster.net/content/n-cumbbullens Democrat Bullens withdraws]</ref><ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/prior10-11.htm#nov2010 Maine Official Election Results]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.theforecaster.net/content/n-cumbbullens ''theforecaster.net'', "Democrat Bullens withdraws," September 15, 2010]</ref><ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/prior10-11.htm#nov2010 ''Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions'', "Official 2010 Election Results," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Prior Legislative Experience==
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Woodbury
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|Full name = Richard Woodbury
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|year = 2002
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|Editdate = September 10, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=5383 ''Follow the Money'', "Woodbury, Richard G," accessed September 10, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Independent
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|totalraised2012 = 20316
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Maine State Senate elections, 2012|Maine State Senate, District 11]]
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|totalraised2010 = 22339
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010|Maine State Senate, District 11]]
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|totalraised2006 = 5274
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Maine House of Representatives elections, 2008|Maine State House, District 107]]
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|totalraised2004 = 5848
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[Maine House of Representatives elections, 2006|Maine State House, District 107]]
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|totalraised2002 = 5372
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[Maine House of Representatives elections, 2004|Maine State House, District 44]]
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}}
  
Woodbury had previously represented Yarmouth in the Maine House of Representatives as an independent from 2002-2006.
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|party = Independent
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|total raised = 20,316
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|org1 = Public Fund
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|org2 = Goggin, Ann
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|org3 = Jackson, James L
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|org4 = Woodbury, Richard G (Dick)
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|org5 = Woodbury, Anne P
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|orgamount1 = 19816
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|orgamount2 = 100
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|orgamount3 = 100
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|orgamount4 = 100
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|orgamount5 = 100
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|}}
  
==Campaign themes==
 
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
Woodbury's campaign website lists several main issues concerning the economy: <ref>[http://www.dickwoodbury.com/happen/index.htm Dick Woodbury for State Senate: Making It Happen]</ref>
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In 2010, Woodbury raised $22,339 in contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ME&y=2010&f=S&so=O#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "Woodbury, Richard G," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>   
* '''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."
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* '''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."
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* '''Budget''' - "We need more cost effective government, fewer unfunded obligations, and a more future-oriented approach."
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* '''Preserving''' '''Maine''' - "We need to remain a place where people want to live, and we need to market those strengths."
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==Campaign donors==
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===2012===
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{{State leg donor}}
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===2010===
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In 2010, Woodbury raised $22,339 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ME&y=2010&f=S&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>   
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His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $20,719 to his campaign.
 
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $20,719 to his campaign.
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Dick and Debbie live in Yarmouth with their three boys, Sam, Ben, and Matthew.
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Woodbury and his wife, Debbie, have three children. He was 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.  
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==See also==
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*[[Maine State Legislature]]
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*[[Maine State Senate]]
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*[[Maine Senate Committees]]
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*[[Maine Joint Committees]]
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*[[Maine state legislative districts]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://dickwoodbury.com/index.htm Official campaign website]
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*[http://legisweb1.mainelegislature.org/wp/senate/126th-maine-senators/senator-richard-woodbury/ Richard Woodbury on the Maine State Senate website]
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*[http://dickwoodbury.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://openstates.org/me/legislators/MEL000011/richard-g-woodbury/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=36790 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=36790 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=36790 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=36790 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2010/candidatelisting2010.pdf List of candidates certified for the June 8, 2010 primary in Maine]
 
*[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2010/candidatelisting2010.pdf List of candidates certified for the June 8, 2010 primary in Maine]
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=36790 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=139810 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=118215 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=86050 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=75879 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=60768 2002]
  
 
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Richard Woodbury
Dick Woodbury.jpg
Maine State Senate, District 11
Incumbent
In office
December 1, 2010-December 4, 2014
Years in position 5
PartyIndependent
Elections and appointments
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Maine State House of Representatives
2002-2008
Education
Bachelor'sWilliams College, 1983
Master'sHarvard University, 1988
Ph.D.Harvard University, 1991
Personal
Date of birthOctober 10, 1961
Place of birthNew Haven, Connecticut
ProfessionEconomist, National Bureau of Economic Research
ReligionUnitarian Universalist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Richard Woodbury is a former independent member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 11 from 2010 to 2014.

Woodbury served in the Maine House of Representatives from 2002 to 2008.

Biography

Woodbury earned his B.S. from Williams College in 1983, his M.S. from Harvard University in 1988 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1991. His professional experience includes working as an economist and coordinating a national research and education program on population aging.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Woodbury served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Woodbury's campaign website listed several main issues concerning the economy:[1]

  • 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."

Elections

2012

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Woodbury won re-election in 2012. He defeated Christopher Tyll (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Maine State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Woodbury Incumbent 52.9% 13,117
     Republican Christopher Tyll 47.1% 11,687
Total Votes 24,804

2010

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.[3][4]

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%

Campaign donors

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.[5]

Richard Woodbury's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Maine State Senate, District 11 Won $20,316
2010 Maine State Senate, District 11 Won $22,339
2006 Maine State House, District 107 Won $5,274
2004 Maine State House, District 107 Won $5,848
2002 Maine State House, District 44 Won $5,372
Grand Total Raised $59,149

2012

Woodbury won re-election to the Maine State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Woodbury raised a total of $20,316.

2010

In 2010, Woodbury raised $22,339 in contributions.[6]

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

Personal

Woodbury and his wife, Debbie, have three children. He was 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.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Richard + Woodbury + Maine + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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