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. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

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:

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Insurance and Financial Services
Marine Resources

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.
Maine State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard Woodbury's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$19,816
Goggin, Ann$100
Jackson, James L$100
Woodbury, Richard G (Dick)$100
Woodbury, Anne P$100
Total Raised in 2012$20,316
Source:Follow the Money

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.

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Maine Senate District 11
2010–present
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