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Citizen's Guide - Seth Berry


District: 67 (map)

Committe: Majority Leader -

Party: Democratic

Family: Adelaida Gaviria (Wife), 2 Children

Occupation: Vice President, Bioscience Company

Previous Service: House: 123-125

2012 Ratings: MPA 95%; AFL-CIO 100%; MCV 100%; MSEA 83%; NFIB 20%; MWL 100%; MEA 100%

2010 Ratings: MPA 89%; MCV 100%; NFIB 14%; SAM "A"


Phone: (207) 522-1609 (home) (207) 287-1430 (business)


Official Website - Facebook

Address: 1245 River Road, Bowdoinham


2012 Election

General: Berry 3,239; Troup 1,827
Primary: Unopposed
Spending: Berry: $4,903.38 (Clean Elections Candidate) Troup: $686.28 (Privately Financed)
Endorsements: MPA; MEA; MCV; MSEA; EQME; SC; AFL-CIO

2010 Election

General: Berry 2,428; Miller 1,919
Primary: Unopposed

2008 Election

General: Berry 3,589; Dickey 1,756
Primary: Unopposed

2006 Election

General: Berry 2,452; Hobart 1,772
Primary: Unopposed

In the News

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CMP temporarily cut power to Bowdoin woman who says she needs it for medical equipment - Times Record

New documents suggest CMP's transmission line could need legislative approval - Bangor Daily News

New Documents Revive Question: Does Proposed CMP Transmission Route Require Legislative Approval? - Maine Public

CMP's Transmission Corridor asks Mainers to sell-out the north woods - The Maine Campus

Electricity cut off to 71-year-old Bowdoin woman - Press Herald

Rep. Berry declares CMP proposal not good enough - WCSH-WLBZ

Complete results from the Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions - Bangor Daily News

Berry proposes 'consumer-owned utility' bill - Boothbay Register

Maine lawmaker announces legislation to lower electric bills - WGME

How both sides of the CMP corridor debate are sharpening their arguments - Bangor Daily News

Rep. Seth Berry proposes a consumer-owned utility to replace CMP - By Daniel Dunkle - Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

Lawmakers and supporters want public, non-profit to take over utility business - WCSH-WLBZ

Public hearing on bill to have Maine buy CMP, Emera to create consumer-owned utility - WGME

Rep. Berry: Time to speak up on CMP's billing errors, service shortcomings and proposed rate hikes - Press Herald

'Maine Power' public hearing draws hundreds - Boothbay Register

Talk on consumer-owned public utility proposal Sept. 19 - Wiscasset Newspaper

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

Lawmaker proposes consumer takeover of CMP, Emera Maine - WCSH-WLBZ

Mainers are worried about the proposed sale of Emera Maine - WAGM

Opponents of Central Maine Power's $1 billion hydro project claim a legislative victory - Bangor Daily News

Grohoski backs plan for consumer-owned electric utility - The Ellsworth American

Maine House candidate claims signs being damaged, stolen - WGME

Lawmaker skeptical Emera Maine's proposed $1.3B sale will benefit ratepayers - Mainebiz

Lincoln County democrats to hold meeting on consumer-owned public utility proposal - Bangor Daily News

As stakes rise, CMP brings in heavy hitters for State House fight over corridor - Bangor Daily News

Maine Voices: Consumer utility takeover will break CMP/Iberdrola stranglehold - Press Herald

Some Mainers want to buy CMP and Emera to let the public own the state's power system - Bangor Daily News

Local legislators to talk about replacing CMP, Emera with public utility -

Maine's case for a public utility — Business — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News

CMP executive: Legislator wrongly maligns electric utility - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Janet Mills and legislators could be on track for a showdown over CMP corridor - Bangor Daily News

State legislative committee asks AG to investigate CMP letter - WGME

Some Mainers concerned with proposed sale of Emera Maine - WABI

The promise of public power, and what it means for Maine - Bangor Daily News

CMP's $6 million fund raises questions, concerns - WGME

News - Maine Legislature Considers Creating Statewide Electricity Monopoly - The Heartland Institute

CMP reaches agreement with union to add dozens of jobs - WGME

In CMP corridor debate, process matters — Editorials — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News

Bill would replace CMP, Emera Maine with a public utility. Here's how it works in Nebraska - WGME

Public weighs in on Maine bill to create single consumer-owned utility - WGME

Studying a statewide public utility is a good idea. Even to skeptics like us. - Bangor Daily News

Solar advocates look to repeal Maine's 'fundamentally unjust' solar rules - Energy News Network

Flashing red lights on CMP towers upset neighbors, others on Merrymeeting Bay - Times Record

Political signs fall victim to contentious House District 55 race - Times Record

Republican lawmaker targets Rep. Berry with anti-immigrant flier - Times Record

Maine regulators' staff endorses $1 billion CMP corridor plan - WGME

Vitelli well on her way to reclaiming Maine Senate seat - Times Record

High school scores, summaries, schedules for Oct. 11, 2019 - Trib HSSN - TribLIVE

Maine renews net metering as lawmakers prep new clean energy, utility reform bills - Utility Dive

Central Maine Power's $1 billion project tests unity of Maine House Democrats - Bangor Daily News

Hancock County rep's flyer stirs controversy - The Ellsworth American

Rep. Berry: CMP power line project a bad deal for Maine, would hurt clean-energy efforts - Press Herald

How Maine Democrats are trying to avoid public infighting over the $1 billion CMP project - Bangor Daily News

War of words breaks out between CMP, Maine lawmaker - WGME

CMP president threatens legal action against state lawmaker in dueling editorials - WMTW Portland

E-cigarette tax, help for poor residents on governor's desk - WGME

Assisted suicide bill moves closer to passage with 1-vote margin in Maine House - Press Herald

Former House Leader Seth Berry transitions into private sector with Kennebec River Biosciences - Mainebiz

Maine House Gives Initial Thumbs Up To Bill Ending 'Gross Metering' - Maine Public

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

Maine governor ends wind moratorium as lawmakers tee up net metering return - Utility Dive

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

Midcoast residents upset at flashing lights from CMP tower - WGME

Power Play: Reimagining electric transmission in Maine - Pine Tree Watch

Maine Legislature Approves Bill To Repeal Gross Metering - Solar Industry

These Maine lawmakers will control 2019's biggest State House debates - Bangor Daily News

Maine House falls short of support needed for time-sensitive CMP corridor climate impact study - Bangor Daily News

Bills Would Give Maine Communities More Say In CMP's Transmission Project - Maine Public

Movies on TV this week: Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Lawmakers seek more info on bid to replace Emera and CMP with consumer-owned utility - Bangor Daily News

Agreement Reached To Sell Emera Maine To Canadian Company - Maine Public

What Janet Mills' proposed budget changes tell us about her governing strategy - Bangor Daily News

As Maine Democrats pile up legislative victories, Republicans look for points of influence - Bangor Daily News

Mainers protest new CMP transmission line at State House - WGME

Bill would mandate Mainers who live near proposed CMP corridor approve project - WGME

Some Mainers want to replace CMP and Emera Maine with a public utility. Here's how it works in Nebraska. - Bangor Daily News

Maine Beacon: Support growing among Maine lawmakers, power customers for consumer-owned utility - Times Record

As one fight winds down, another revs up as Maine lawmakers look to end session on time - Bangor Daily News

Taxpayer money stands between Maine and a presidential primary next March - Bangor Daily News

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

Maine public advocate plans to file its findings on CMP problems by the end of August - Bangor Daily News

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

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

Proposed bill challenges MPA rules - Press Herald

Letters: Bowdoin College helps make Brunswick a great place to live; Maine will benefit by locally controlling its energy utilities - Times Record

Ending gross metering a good first step for solar development - Bangor Daily News

Emmy Parties 2019: Inside the A-List Events and Hollywood Parties - Hollywood Reporter

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

Democrats Monthly Meeting - The Lincoln County News

Maine House bill would give high school athletes, coaches more freedom for elite events - Lewiston Sun Journal

PUC orders full investigation of CMP billing - WCSH-WLBZ

Janet Mills OKs study that could lead to consumer takeover of CMP, Emera - Bangor Daily News

Lawmaker Larry Lockman behind provocative anti-immigration flyer - Lewiston Sun Journal

Proposal to study public power options for Maine moves forward - Press Herald

Maine Broadband Advocates Hope Recent Setback Is Temporary - Government Technology

What has to happen before Mainers could get to vote on CMP's corridor project - WGME

Maine should act more like the renewable energy dynamo it is - Pine Tree Watch

Rep. Lance Harvell: Column wrong to disparage CMP powerline project - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Key Bill to Jump-start Solar Energy in Maine Approved by Committee - Natural Resources Council of Maine

Maine lawmakers try again to get the state's microgrid law right - Energy News Network