|Member of the Maine Senate
from the 31st district
|Preceded by||Edward Youngblood|
|Succeeded by||Edward Youngblood|
|Website||Senator Richard Rosen|
Richard Rosen is an American politician and businessman. Rosen served as a Republican State Senator from Maine's 31st District, where he represented part of Penobscot and Hancock counties, including the population centers of Bucksport and Brewer. He was first elected to the Maine State Senate in 2004 after serving from 1998-2004 in the Maine House of Representatives. Following the gaining of the Republican majority in the Maine State Senate in the November 2010 election, Rosen became Senate Chairman of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee. In August 2013, Rosen announced that he would seek the Republican nomination for Maine's 2nd congressional district in 2014 to replace Mike Michaud, who ran for Governor. He withdrew from the race on November 30, citing a preference to remain in the state of Maine.
Rosen was presented with the 2011 Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine Outstanding Legislative Advocate of the Year award  In 2012 he received the Sunshine Award from Maine's Freedom of Information Coalition  and was named a Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow. In 2013 Rosen received the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce Catherine Lebowitz Award for Public Service  During the 125th Senate session, Rosen was a former member of the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), having formerly served as Maine state leader. In addition, Rosen was an appointed member of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Budget and Review Committee.[not in citation given] He is also a member of the researched based Pew Center on The States, Fiscal Leaders Committee. He owns Rosens, a store in downtown Bucksport. His store was named 2002 Merchant of the Year by the Maine Merchants Association.
Rosen serves as a board member of the Retail Association of Maine (RAM), President of Northeast Historic Film (NHF), a regional film archives and study center, Trustee of Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine, and for the last 35 years has volunteered as a board member for Bucksport Regional Health Center, an FQHC.
- Senator Richard Rosen Maine.gov
- Cousins, Christopher (August 29, 2013). "Richard Rosen to join growing field of Republicans seeking Maine congressional seat". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
- "Richard Rosen opts out of race to replace Michaud in CD2". Bangor Daily News. 2013-11-30. Retrieved 2013-11-30.
- Past award winners
- Rosen Policy Fellow
- Rosen Lebowitz Award,
- NCSL site
- PCT site,
- RAM Board,
- NHF board,
- Acadia Hospital,
- Maine GOP Leaders Endorse Romney for 2012
- Cousins, Christopher (May 29, 2014). "LePage names former lawmaker Richard Rosen as Maine's interim finance commissioner". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
- I Work For You by Richard Rosen, September 19, 2011