2014 maine elections
Voters Guide
2014 maine elections
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Richard H Campbell, Republican


Office Sought: Representative - District 130

Age: 65

Occupation: Design/ Build Contractor


Orrington K-8

Brewer High School 9-12

Eastern Maine Technical College - Building Construction Technology

University of Maine - Political Science



Three sons, Chad -35 Colin and Conor - 26

Hometown: Orrington

Why are you running for office? As a member of the 126th Maine Legislature and this campaign to continue representing the good people of Bucksport and Orrington I will encourage and enhance economic opportunities based on our River, Rails, roads and Power Lines. With the closure of Verso Paper Mill it is more important than ever to promote economic growth by utilizing our greatest assets, our excellent employees and our location to create good paying jobs for all citizens of Maine.

Poltical Experience:

10 years Maine House of Representatives 1992-2000 2012-2014

4 years Legislative Leadership 1996-2000

Candidate for Congress 2000 and 2002

The federal health care law has offered to pay states to expand their Medicaid programs to provide health coverage to low income Mainers. Do you support Medicaid (or MaineCare) expansion?No

The expansion is for three years. When Federal funding stops Maine will have to pay.

Reform of the state’s public assistance programs has been the focus of debates in the State House and on the campaign trail. Do you believe that the state’s welfare programs are too generous?No

What, if anything, would you change about welfare?Not for citizens of Maine. We must stop paying welfare to non-citizens and illegal aliens so people of Maine who most need it will benefit

Do you support raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.50 an hour?No

Please explain your position on the minimum wage.Minimum wage is a training wage. Employees who work for me start at a rate higher than minimum and its expected they increase the value to the company and get raises accordingly or move on.

Would you support legalization of marijuana?No

Please explain your position on legalization?no coment