Rep. Richard Campbell

State Representative, House District 57

Eddington, Holden, and Orrington

Representative Richard Campbell of Orrington is currently serving his ninth, non-consecutive, term in the Maine House. He is the Ranking Republican Member on the 131st Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.  In previous terms, Campbell has served on the Banking and Insurance, Energy and Natural Resources, and Select Housing Committees.

Rep. Campbell graduated from Brewer High School and went on to attend secondary education at Eastern Maine Technical College and the University of Maine.  Dick served in the Air Force for eight years. During the Vietnam War, he served in the Maine Air National Guard.

Rep. Campbell is the owner of Campbell LLC, a Design and Building contract company. His career experience also includes service as a member of the John Bapst High School Board of Trustees, as president with the Bangor-Brewer YMCA Board of Trustees, and as a co-chair with the Eastern Maine Soapbox Derby.  Dick serves his hometown of Orrington as President of the Old Home Week Committee and is also a member of the historical society.

Member News

Letter: Let’s identify causes and find solutions to homelessness 

by Opinion Contributor The Legislature’s Housing Committee recently held public hearings on bills to address the homeless crisis in Maine. I had two questions for those testifying: One, what is the root cause of homelessness; and two, how much would it cost to completely fix the “crisis” for the future?  In my mind, homelessness is caused…

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Maine should not move toward eliminating gas-powered vehicles

by Opinion Contributor December 12, 2023 The BDN Opinion section operates independently and does not set news policies or contribute to reporting or editing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. Dick Campbell, who represents House District 19, is the House Republican lead on the Legislature’s Environment and Natural Resource Committee. I can’t believe that Maine…

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Continuing work to resolve Maine’s housing challenges

Letter: Continuing work to resolve Maine’s housing challenges by Opinion Contributor Updated September 25, 2023 Being a design/build passive solar energy-efficient green contractor-developer for 50 years, coupled with my service on the Maine Legislature’s Joint Select Committee on Housing, it is apparent that the need for newer, creative, and more plentiful affordable housing options for more than…

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Maine Wire: Republicans Want Nuclear Power Back in Maine

By  Steve Robinson March 14, 2023 Two Republican lawmakers are looking to bring nuclear power back to Maine. Reps. Mark Walker (R-Baldwin) and Richard Campbell (R-Orrington) both have bills in that could potentially open the door to the generation of electricity using nuclear power in Maine for the first time since 1996. Campbell’s bill would provide subsidies…

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Maine lawmaker sees malls as the solution to the housing shortage

Article appearing in the Bangor Daily News by Lori Valigra When Cyrus Butler built the country’s first enclosed shopping mall in 1828, its large foyer and distance from other retail shops in Rhode Island’s capital of Providence quickly earned it the nickname “Butler’s Folly.” For a long time, it was an apt moniker. But the mall’s…

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Marketing Maine’s Technical Education

In today’s fast paced society, marketing of every product is crucial. Maine’s Community College System appears to have lost its focus on technical education. I have submitted legislation to help market technical education to supply trained technicians. That is why I Sponsored LD 174, An Act to Return the Name of the Maine Community College…

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Heating relief is good, but we need long-term solutions   

This is Representative Dick Campbell of Orrington with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. This week, the Legislature passed its’ first major piece of legislation, LD 3 – “An Act to Establish the Winter Energy Relief Payment Program to Aid Residents with High Heating Costs and to Finalize the COVID Pandemic Relief Payment Program.” Because of Republican…

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Rep. Campbell

Contact Information

Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440

Home Office: (207) 745-7748

Email: Richard.Campbell@legislature.maine.gov

Legislative Address:
2 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330

Home Address:
321 River Road, Orrignton, ME 04474

Legislative Service

House: 116, 117, 118, 119, 126, 127, 128, 129, 131

Committee Assignment(s)

Rep. Richard Campbell

State Representative, House District 57

Eddington, Holden, and Orrington
Rep. Campbell

Representative Richard Campbell of Orrington is currently serving his ninth, non-consecutive, term in the Maine House. He is the Ranking Republican Member on the 131st Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.  In previous terms, Campbell has served on the Banking and Insurance, Energy and Natural Resources, and Select Housing Committees.

Rep. Campbell graduated from Brewer High School and went on to attend secondary education at Eastern Maine Technical College and the University of Maine.  Dick served in the Air Force for eight years. During the Vietnam War, he served in the Maine Air National Guard.

Rep. Campbell is the owner of Campbell LLC, a Design and Building contract company. His career experience also includes service as a member of the John Bapst High School Board of Trustees, as president with the Bangor-Brewer YMCA Board of Trustees, and as a co-chair with the Eastern Maine Soapbox Derby.  Dick serves his hometown of Orrington as President of the Old Home Week Committee and is also a member of the historical society.

Contact Information

Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440

Home Office: (207) 745-7748

Email: Richard.Campbell@legislature.maine.gov

Legislative Address:
2 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330

Home Address:
321 River Road, Orrignton, ME 04474

Legislative Service

House: 116, 117, 118, 119, 126, 127, 128, 129, 131

Committee Assignment(s)

Member News

Letter: Let’s identify causes and find solutions to homelessness 

by Opinion Contributor The Legislature’s Housing Committee recently held public hearings on bills to address the homeless crisis in Maine. I had two questions for those testifying: One, what is the root cause of homelessness; and two, how much would it cost to completely fix the “crisis” for the future?  In my mind, homelessness is caused…

Read More...

Maine should not move toward eliminating gas-powered vehicles

by Opinion Contributor December 12, 2023 The BDN Opinion section operates independently and does not set news policies or contribute to reporting or editing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. Dick Campbell, who represents House District 19, is the House Republican lead on the Legislature’s Environment and Natural Resource Committee. I can’t believe that Maine…

Read More...

Continuing work to resolve Maine’s housing challenges

Letter: Continuing work to resolve Maine’s housing challenges by Opinion Contributor Updated September 25, 2023 Being a design/build passive solar energy-efficient green contractor-developer for 50 years, coupled with my service on the Maine Legislature’s Joint Select Committee on Housing, it is apparent that the need for newer, creative, and more plentiful affordable housing options for more than…

Read More...

Maine Wire: Republicans Want Nuclear Power Back in Maine

By  Steve Robinson March 14, 2023 Two Republican lawmakers are looking to bring nuclear power back to Maine. Reps. Mark Walker (R-Baldwin) and Richard Campbell (R-Orrington) both have bills in that could potentially open the door to the generation of electricity using nuclear power in Maine for the first time since 1996. Campbell’s bill would provide subsidies…

Read More...

Maine lawmaker sees malls as the solution to the housing shortage

Article appearing in the Bangor Daily News by Lori Valigra When Cyrus Butler built the country’s first enclosed shopping mall in 1828, its large foyer and distance from other retail shops in Rhode Island’s capital of Providence quickly earned it the nickname “Butler’s Folly.” For a long time, it was an apt moniker. But the mall’s…

Read More...

Marketing Maine’s Technical Education

In today’s fast paced society, marketing of every product is crucial. Maine’s Community College System appears to have lost its focus on technical education. I have submitted legislation to help market technical education to supply trained technicians. That is why I Sponsored LD 174, An Act to Return the Name of the Maine Community College…

Read More...

Heating relief is good, but we need long-term solutions   

This is Representative Dick Campbell of Orrington with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. This week, the Legislature passed its’ first major piece of legislation, LD 3 – “An Act to Establish the Winter Energy Relief Payment Program to Aid Residents with High Heating Costs and to Finalize the COVID Pandemic Relief Payment Program.” Because of Republican…

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