Richard Bennett
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Richard Bennett

Republican

State Senator, District 19

Maine

Addresses

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Oxford
75 Bennett Ln
Oxford, ME. 04270
Capitol
3 State House Station
Augusta, ME. 04333
Oxford District Office
75 Bennett Lane
Oxford, ME. 04270
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Richard Bennett

State Senator, District 19
Summary
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Funding
58
Years of Age
11
Years of Experience
MEResidence (state)

Richard A. Bennett (born May 24, 1963) is an American politician from the state of Maine. Bennett is the President and CEO of ValueEdge Advisors, a firm he founded in summer 2014 to help institutional investors engage with their portfolio companies. From 2006 to 2014 he served as CEO of The Corporate Library and then Chairman or Vice Chairman of GMI Ratings, its successor company, an independent research firm focusing on corporate governance, director/executive compensation, and forensic accounting. For six years, Bennett was included in the NACD Directorship's "100 most influential people" in the boardroom and corporate governance community.

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Experience

Education

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University of Maine
Harvard University
University of Southern Maine

Past Positions

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Senator
Maine State Senate
2020 - Current
Senator
Maine State Senate
1996 - 2004
President
Maine State Senate
2001 - 2002
President Pro Tem
Maine State Senate
2000 - 2001
Assistant Republican Leader
Maine State Senate
1998 - 2000
Representative
Maine State House of Representatives
1990 - 1994
Non-Executive Director
Trucost
2002 - 2016
President
ValueEdge Advisors, Limited Liability Company
2014 - Current
President
The Corporate Library
2006 - 2010
Non-Executive Director
Great Works Internet
2001 - Current
Corporate Governance Director
Lens Investment Management
1997 - 2000
Sales Manager
Burlington Homes of Maine
1995 - 1996
Proprietor
Bennett Development Company
1992 - Current

Other Experience

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Fellow
United States-Japan Leadership Program
Current
Trustee
Hebron Academy
2010 - 2019
Board of Directors Member
Quoddy, Incorporated
2017 - Current
Vice Chair
Maine Republican Party
2013 - 2017
Non-Executive Board Member
Atlantic Trust
2016 - Current
Delegate
Republican National Convention
1996
Delegate
Republican National Convention
2004
Delegate
Republican National Convention
2008
Delegate
Republican National Convention
2012
Delegate
Republican National Convention
2016
Board of Directors Member
nternational Corporate Governance Network.
2009 - 2014
Vice Chair
Governance Metrics International Ratings
2006 - 2014
Maine National Committee Member
Republican National Committee
2008 - 2012
Member
President’s Commission on White House Fellowships
2005 - 2009
Chair
Western Maine Veterans Home Committee
1992 - 1993
Worker
Ronald Reagan for President Campaign
1984
Corporator
Norway Savings Bank
Former Board Member
Maine Heritage Policy Center
FormerBoard Member
Maine Conservation Voters
Member
Sportsmans Alliance of Maine
Member
National Rifle Asociation of Maine
Member
Appalachian Mountain Club
Member
Western Maine Health Care Corporation
Member
First Congregational Church of South Paris

Campaign Funding

2018
2016
2014
2012
20
18
$0
Total Raised
$0
Total Spent
$32
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics