Rep. Dick Campbell
Rep. Richard Campbell represents District 130, which includes Bucksport and Orrington. He is serving his second term after a 12-year absence from the House. He previously served four terms, including two in which he was the Assistant House Republican Leader.
He’s been appointed to serve on the Environment and Natural Resources Committee in the 128th Legislature.
Campbell attended Brewer High School, Eastern Maine Technical College, and the University of Maine at Orono. He resides in Orrington and runs Dick Campbell LLC, a design-build contracting company that specializes in passive solar, energy efficient green technologies in new and existing homes and commercial buildings. He spent seven years in the Maine Air National Guard during the Vietnam era.
Dick is active in his community, having served on the John Bapst High School Board of Trustees, as president of the Bangor-Brewer YMCA Board of Trustees, and as co-chair of the Eastern Maine Soapbox Derby.
Dick says his major legislative focus is on economic development in the lower Penobscot basin and serving the residents of Orrington and Bucksport to the greatest extent. The area has tremendous potential, he says, as the confluence of major transportation and grid systems, combined with a deep-water port. A former candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, Dick’s interests include cycling, skiing and politics.
Some of the legislation sponsored by Rep. Campbell during his time serving in the House:
LD 337: “An Act To Require Lienholders To Remove Liens Once Satisfied” – This bill requires a lienholder to remove a lien no later than 30 days after a lien has been satisfied and to provide written notice of the lien’s discharge to any person provided notice at the time the lien was originally filed.
LD 1068: “An Act To Require That Certain Active Duty Military Personnel Are Eligible for the Resident Application Fee for a Concealed Handgun Permit” – This bill provides that a person on active duty in the United States Armed Forces who pays income taxes to this State and is otherwise qualified to be issued a permit to carry a concealed handgun is eligible for a permit issued by the Chief of the State Police upon payment of the application fee for a resident.