Rep. Richard Pickett
Rep. Richard Pickett is beginning his first term in the Maine House of Representative serving the good people of House District 116 – Canton, Dixfield, Hartford, Mexico and Peru. He will serve as the House Republican Lead on the State and Local Government Committee in the 128th Legislature. This is his second term serving on this committee, his first as the ranking member.
Rep. Pickett has served nearly four decades in law enforcement. That includes 7 years as a Maine State Police Trooper, 15 years as a Maine State Police Detective and he currently serves as the Chief of Police in the Town of Dixfield.
Rep. Pickett has also served his community on the Dixfield Planning Board, Oxford County RCC Governing Board, Webb River Sportsman’s Club, Maine Chiefs of Police Association and he’s a proud member of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine.
He will now bring that plethora of law enforcement expertise to the Maine Legislature.
Rep. Pickett lives in East Dixfield with his wife Debra. They have two children. When he’s not serving and protecting his community, you’ll find him enjoying the Maine outdoors. He’s an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer, boater and he enjoys gardening.
Legislation sponsored by Rep. Pickett during teh first session of the 127th Legislature:
LD 600: “An Act To Prohibit a Person Convicted of a Crime of Domestic Violence from Possessing a Firearm for a Period of 5 Years and To Better Align Maine Law with Federal Law Regarding Persons Prohibited from Possessing Firearms” – This bill amends Maine law prohibiting the possession of firearms to conform the law to federal law. This bill adds the following persons to the list of persons who may not possess firearms:
1. Fugitives from justice;
2. Persons who are unlawful users of or are addicted to any controlled substance and as a result are prohibited from possession of a firearm under 18 United States Code, Section 922(g)(3);
3. Aliens who are illegally or unlawfully in the United States or who were admitted under nonimmigrant visas and who are prohibited from possession of a firearm under 18 United States Code, Section 922(g)(5);
4. Persons who have been discharged from the United States Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;
5. Persons who have renounced United States citizenship; and
6. Persons who have been convicted in any court of a crime of domestic violence designated as a Class D or Class E crime or an equivalent crime of that jurisdiction.