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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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CMP rate hike hearings likely to draw crowd of critics - WCSH-WLBZ

Maine regulators agree to extend probe into utility bills - WABI

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

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

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

Public hearing in Farmington brings more angry CMP customers - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

CMP welcomes new investigation into billing system -

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

'We've got a really critical situation' | 250 asylum seekers need housing by early August -

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

Emails show Portland city leaders had little time to prepare for influx of asylum seekers -

Under fire for billing problems, CMP seeking approval for rate hike - Times Record

Federal Communications Bar Association–Verrill Dana: Solving the Digital Divide - JD Supra

CMP misled the public, mismanaged rollout of new billing system - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

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

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

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

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

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

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

Public advocate wants CMP investigation - WCSH-WLBZ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Public advocate backs power line in Maine -

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

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

CMP ready to deal over controversial transmission project, lawmaker says - Bangor Daily News

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

CMP starts negotiations to build transmission line to Massachusetts - WGME

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

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

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

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

Transmission line for Canadian hydropower to Northeast OK'd - Washington Post

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

Ex-Maine Democrat party chair tapped for utility commission - Times Record

Janet Mills picks former Maine Democratic Party chair for key energy regulatory post - Bangor Daily News

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

CMP faces lawsuit which may involve tens of thousands - Boothbay Register

Public Advocate Backs Power Line; Environment Group Opposed - U.S. News & World Report

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

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

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

LePage picks old-school Democrat as next state utilities watchdog - Bangor Daily News

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

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

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

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

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

'He ran off with my money': Maine contractor charged with theft -

State watchdog questions CMP's smart meter claims - WGME

Personal information of thousands of CMP customers exposed online - WGME

Solar supporters urge Maine lawmakers to restore financial incentives - Press Herald

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

Maine's top stories of 2018 - WMTW Portland

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

CMP facing a backlog of thousands of faulty bills - Press Herald

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

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

CMP asks regulator not to release confidential docs in billing probe - Bangor Daily News

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

Maine PUC votes to expand investigation into CMP - WGME

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

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

Our View: Climate is top concern in CMP powerline case - Press Herald

Riverton residents voice concern over proposed homeless shelter in neighborhood -

Maine utility announces RNG initiative - Biomass Magazine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jeff Hanley, incumbent in District 87 race - Wiscasset Newspaper

Under fire from all sides, CMP losing the power of its word - Press Herald

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

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

State's consumer advocate calls for investigation of CMP's billing problems - Lewiston Sun Journal

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

Maine Environmentalists Unsure Power Line Would Cut Carbon - Government Technology

Controversial former legislator Stavros Mendros running for Maine Senate seat - Press Herald

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

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

Spectrum digital cable, with eventual fee, may be coming to televisions near you - Press Herald

CMP says 'inadvertent security lapse' released data on more than 77000 customers - Press Herald

Northern Maine woman crusaded for better cell coverage after her husband's death. It's working. - Bangor Daily News

How Maine shaped the life and presidency of George H.W. Bush - Bangor Daily News

Natural gas touted as best alternative while Maine looks to renewables - Bangor Daily News

Three law firms team up for class-action suit against CMP for high bills - Bangor Daily News

Bill that could expand rural cellphone coverage signed by Mills - Mainebiz

I-Team: Internal e-mails reveal CMP managers feared state investigation - WGME

Farmington, hometown of Gov. Janet Mills, votes to oppose CMP project she supports - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel