Rick Bennett is a Maine native and has family roots in Oxford County going back over two centuries.
Rick, a former President of the Maine Senate, has 12 earlier years of public service in the Senate and House, where he earned a reputation as a reformer and staunch advocate for fiscal discipline, balanced budgets, term limits, governmental accountability, and Maine’s precious outdoors heritage. Rick was also instrumental in the creation of the Maine University and Community College Center in South Paris in 2002 and the Western Maine Veterans Home in 1993.
Rick represented western Maine for four terms in the Maine Senate, from 1996 to 2004. In 2000 with a partisan tie in the Maine Senate that many said would mean gridlock, he was unanimously elected as President of the Senate in a unique power-sharing agreement that gave a voice to every member, regardless of party. From 1990 to 1994 he served two terms in the Maine House of Representatives.
Representing Senate District 19: Bridgton, Brownfield, Denmark, Fryeburg, Harrison, Hiram, Naples, North Fryburg, Norway, Otisfield, Oxford, Paris, Porter, Sebago, South Hiram, and South Paris.
Rick’s mission is to restore “Common Sense and Common Ground” to Maine politics.
Let’s Restore Common Sense and Common Ground