Barry Hobbins

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Barry Hobbins
Member of the Maine House of Representatives
from the 133rd district
In office
December 5, 2012 – December 2016
Preceded by Donald Pilon
Succeeded by Donna Bailey
Member of the Maine Senate
from the 5th district
In office
January 4, 2005 – 2012
Preceded by Linda Valentino
Succeeded by Linda Valentino
Personal details
Born (1951-05-17) May 17, 1951 (age 65)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Donna Hobbins
Residence Saco, Maine
Occupation Attorney
Website Barry Hobbins

Barry J. Hobbins (born May 17, 1951) is an American attorney politician from the state of Maine. A Democrat, he served in the Maine House of Representatives, representing part of Saco. As a State Senator, he represented several towns in York County, including Buxton, Dayton, Old Orchard Beach as well as Saco.

His election to the Maine House in 2012 came after serving for 8 consecutive years in the Maine Senate (2004-2012). From 2010 to 2012, Hobbins served as the Minority Leader of the Maine Senate.[1]

Hobbins is a practicing attorney and law-firm partner in Saco. From 1988-2007, Hobbins served on the University of New England Board of Trustees.[2]


Hobbins was first elected to the 106th legislature in 1972 at the age of 21. In 1973, he earned a BA from the University of Maine and, in 1977, a JD from Franklin Pierce Law Center. Hobbins was elected as a State Senator in 2004 and began his third term in 2010.[3]

As an attorney, Hobbins served as chair of the Judiciary Committee in the State Senate and a member of the Utility and Energy Committee.[2]

In April 2017, Hobbins was nominated by Gov. Paul LePage to serve as the State of Maine's next utility ratepayer advocate. [4]


  1. ^ Viger, Derek (November 12, 2010). "Senate Minority Leadership Chosen – Pine Tree Politics". Pine Tree Politics. Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 4 July 2013. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b Leader Barry Hobbins Maine Senate
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  4. ^ Fishell, Darren, "LePage picks old-school Democrat as next state utilities watchdog," Bangor Daily News, April 14, 2017. [1]

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