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Citizen's Guide - Barry Hobbins


District: 133 (map)

Committe: Energy, Utilities and Technology (Chair)

Party: Democratic

Family: Donna (Wife), 3 Children

Occupation: Attorney

Previous Service: House: 106-111 Senate: 114, 122-125

2012 Ratings: MPA 85%; AFL-CIO 100%; MCV 100%; MSEA 83%; NFIB 20%; MWL 100%; MEA 100%

2010 Ratings: MPA 88%; AFL-CIO 100%; MCV 100%; NFIB 40%; SAM "A"


Phone: (207) 229-8996 (cell) (207) 282-5985 (business)


Official Website - Facebook

Address: 22 Glenhaven Circle, Saco


2012 Election

General: Hobbins 2,702; Kouzounas 1,741
Primary: Unopposed
Spending: Hobbins: $4,898.70 (Clean Elections Candidate) Kouzounas: $4,925.33 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Endorsements: MEA; MCV; MSEA; EQME; AFL-CIO

2010 Election

General: Hobbins 9,324; Cushing 6,976
Primary: Unopposed

2008 Election

General: Hobbins 13,677; Cushing 7,333
Primary: Unopposed

2006 Election

General: Hobbins 9,565; Kewish 5,828
Primary: Unopposed

In the News

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Independent auditors weigh in on CMP metering, billing investigation - WMTW Portland

MaineWire: Gov. Mills' empty promise to the United Nations - Times Record

Maine's public advocate says CMP investigators didn't consult with his office in billing probe - Bangor Daily News

Maine utility regulators agree to more tests of CMP's billing system - Press Herald

Local lawmakers demand action by PUC over CMP billing errors - Knox VillageSoup - Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

Lawmakers Demand PUC Take Action on CMP Billing Errors - The Lincoln County News

Public Advocate calls for $1M penalty against Electricity Maine - WMTW Portland

Barry Hobbins confirmed as Maine's public advocate as details emerge about drunken-driving charge - Press Herald

Maine's top consumer advocate says billing system caused high CMP charges not weather - WGME

Public advocate, Maine PUC staffers issue contradicting reports on CMP billing issues - WMTW Portland

'Let's get this fixed': Study says CMP problems not resolved - WCSH-WLBZ

State's public advocate calls audit of CMP 'incomplete,' requests full investigation - WCSH-WLBZ

What's at stake as public hearings start on CMP's high bills, rate hike - Bangor Daily News

Public advocate wants new test of CMP's troubled billing system - Press Herald

Maine public advocate: T-Mobile merger, NECEC corridor would help fix our state's broadband crisis - Press Herald

Utilities watchdog calls for regulators to pause CMP rate case - Press Herald

Canadian company's bid to buy Emera Maine plagued by concerns of job cuts and rate hikes - WGME

How did Maine officials reach deal to accept CMP transmission line? This document sheds light. - Press Herald

CMP Seeks 10 Percent Rate Hike Amid Billing Scrutiny - Maine Public

As storms strengthen, Maine regulators weigh cost of keeping the lights on - Press Herald

Public advocate's study of high bills blames CMP's meter and billing systems - Press Herald

CMP welcomes new investigation into billing system - WGME

Here are details of the deal that won Janet Mills' support for $1 billion CMP project - WGME

Audit finds minimal wrongdoing with CMP billing practices - WCSH-WLBZ

Comcast and cable TV giants sue Maine over new law aimed at a la carte access - WGME

Public Utilities Commission votes on budget for energy efficiency agency - WABI

Maine Voices: Public Utilities Commission should look out for consumers' interests, not CMP's - Press Herald

Potential Change To Maine Law Would Require Cable Companies To Offer 'A-la-carte' Options - Maine Public

Former Penobscot Nation rep dies at 67, 'chose his values and his roots' in fighting for tribes - Bangor Daily News

Audit: CMP meters are accurate, defects in billing system - WGME

Maine PUC orders full investigation into CMP billing, metering systems - WMTW Portland

Ex-Gov. Baldacci, board member of CMP's parent, says company should make customers whole - Press Herald

Maine PUC Staff Recommends Approval Of CMP's Transmission Project - New Hampshire Public Radio

CMP starts negotiations to build transmission line to Massachusetts - WGME

CMP Proposes $6 Million Compensation Fund As Alternative To Fine - Maine Public

As Maine debates 145-mile electric line, energy giant with billions at stake is absent - Bangor Daily News

Maine sued for the second time in a week over 2019 cable law overhaul - Bangor Daily News

Emera Maine's potential buyer to face greater scrutiny - Associated Press

CMP Offers Hundreds Of Millions In Incentives To Push Transmission Project Through - Maine Public

Regulator: Decision on CMP rate request likely to be delayed - Press Herald

Maine natural gas company has big plans to turn cow manure into renewable energy - WGME

The CMP Transmission Corridor: Understanding The Controversy From All Sides - Maine Public

Political Brew: The Senate race, peoples' vetoes & CMP - WCSH-WLBZ

In A Win For CMP, Maine Utility Regulators Approve 145-Mile Transmission Line - Maine Public

Advocate recommends $1 million fine for electricity provider - Torrington Register Citizen

Cutting a deal on CMP's $1 billion project in her old backyard poses early challenge for Mills - Bangor Daily News

Comcast, Cable TV Companies Sue Maine Over A La Carte Law - TV Technology

Gov. Mills says CMP's failure to address its billing problems is 'unacceptable' - Press Herald

State regulators green light more testing of high CMP bills - WGME

Lawmaker says CMP should be taken away from parent company - WCSH-WLBZ

Mills nominates energy veteran to chair Public Utilities Commission - Press Herald

I-Team: Metering, billing problems at CMP prompt two new state laws - WGME

Our View: Bad weather doesn't answer all CMP billing questions - Press Herald

Public hearing in Farmington brings more angry CMP customers - Press Herald

Transmission line for Canadian hydropower to Northeast okayed - Concord Monitor

What you need to know about the CMP transmission line proposed for Maine - Bangor Daily News

CMP wants to create a $6M fund to pay customers affected by billing problems - Bangor Daily News

Regulators put off CMP's rate hike request until billing probe ends - Press Herald

CMP misled the public, mismanaged rollout of new billing system - Times Record

I-Team: Final report on CMP bills expected this week - WGME

CMP neglected to charge 3400 new accounts for months. The rest of its customers may get the bill. - Times Record

Power companies and their critics clash over proposal for consumer-owned utility - Times Record

Supporters, opponents of CMP transmission line project argue over environmental impact at hearing - WMTW Portland

Lawmakers urged to help revive UMaine-led offshore wind project off Monhegan Island - Times Record

Here's the career path a lifelong Democrat took to becoming a LePage nominee - Bangor Daily News

Central Maine Power pushes back at lawmaker's drive for consumer-owned utility - Bangor Daily News

Under fire for billing problems, CMP seeking approval for rate hike - Press Herald - Freepress Online

Key Players Work To Leverage Better Deal With CMP Over Controversial Transmission Project - Maine Public

State watchdog questions CMP's smart meter claims - WGME

As Opposition Mounts, Maine Lawmakers Consider Measures To Stall CMP Project - Maine Public

POWER STRUGGLES | Customers make CMP recommendations to lower bills but see no results - WCSH-WLBZ

Record-low usage sparks new questions about CMP billing accuracy - WGME

Our View: Customers need real answers from Central Maine Power - Press Herald

Janet Mills on her first 100 days: 'I'm trying to be cautious' - Bangor Daily News

T-Mobile merger could be a gamechanger for broadband connectivity - Bangor Daily News

CMP neglected to charge 3400 new accounts for months, rest of its customers may get the bill - Biddeford Journal Tribune

Solar Supporters Urge Maine Lawmakers to Restore Financial Incentives - Natural Resources Council of Maine

Maine utility announces RNG initiative - Biomass Magazine

Maine public advocate says he'll advocate for '207' - WMTW Portland

How Central Maine Power plans to keep its vow to improve rural broadband - Bangor Daily News

As CMP Transmission Line Plan Charges Ahead, Opposition To The Project Grows In Maine - Maine Public

CMP facing a backlog of thousands of faulty bills - Biddeford Journal Tribune

The money at stake in the battle over CMP's 145-mile electric line - Bangor Daily News

CMP should stop sending disconnect notices during investigation, says public advocate - WGME

Critics, supporters weigh in on 145-mile power line - WMTW Portland

Thousands of Maine customers still left behind by CMP - Bangor Daily News

Maine's top stories of 2018 - WMTW Portland

How Central Maine Power failed its customers and still increased profits - Bangor Daily News

CMP offers $6 million fund to compensate customers with disputed bills - Press Herald

Hydro-Quebec Faces Pressure To Make CMP Transmission Line A Better Deal For Maine - Maine Public

CMP will give $50 million to help low-income customers in Massachusetts - Press Herald

CMP customers shocked by big balances after not getting bills for months - WGME

Maine Environmentalists Unsure Power Line Would Cut Carbon - Government Technology

Costly infrastructure is driving up Maine's electricity costs - Bangor Daily News

Central Maine Power under investigation for rising bills -

Amid calls for faster child welfare system reforms, Mills plans a hiring surge - Bangor Daily News

CMP unveils $2.5 billion plan to upgrade power grid - WGME

What Will Maine Get Out Of It? Groups Skeptical About CMP's Hydropower Plan - Maine Public

Massachusetts utilities sign contracts to import Canadian hydropower - Utility Dive