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Richard Woodbury

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Richard Woodbury
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Maine State Senate District 11
Incumbent
In office
December 1, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyIndependent
Compensation
Base salary$13,852/year (1st session), $10,082/year (2nd)
Per diem$70/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2014
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
BirthdayOctober 10, 1961
Place of birthNew Haven, CT
ProfessionEconomist, National Bureau of Economic Research
ReligionUnitarian Universalist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
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.

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

2013-2014

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

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Insurance and Financial Services
Marine Resources

2011-2012

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

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.[1]

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.[2][3]

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

2010

Woodbury's campaign website lists several main issues concerning the economy: [4]

  • 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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Woodbury raised $22,339 in contributions. [5]

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

Personal

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

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Maine Senate District 11
2010–present
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