Robert Nutting (politician)

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Robert "Bob" Nutting
100th Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives
In office
December 6, 2010 – December 3, 2012
Preceded by Hannah Pingree
Succeeded by Mark Eves
Member of the Maine House of Representatives
from the 78th district
In office
December 3, 2008 – December 2016
Preceded by Jill Conover
In office
December 1, 2004 – December 6, 2006
Preceded by Janet T. Mills
Succeeded by Jill Conover
Personal details
Born March 18th 1947 (age Expression error: Unrecognized word "march".Expression error: Unrecognized word "march".)Expression error: Unrecognized word "march".[1]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Wendy Nutting (née Libby)
Residence Oakland, ME
Alma mater Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Profession Pharmacist

Robert 'Bob' Nutting (born 1947) is a Republican politician from Maine who served six terms in the Maine House of Representatives. He re-joined the House after a two-year absence in 2008 and was elected speaker by the incoming Republican majority following the 2010 election. Nutting married Wendy Libby in 1968. They have three children and five grand-children.

Nutting was born in Maine. His father was a roofer and plumber and his mother was a nurse. He has two older siblings, a sister and a brother, who are both retired teachers. He graduated from Skowhegan High School in 1965 and attained a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1970.[2]

Nutting works in a Walmart pharmacy, though from 1972 to 2003 he owned and operated True's Pharmacy in Oakland. His pharmacy was forced to close following a billing dispute with the state Department of Human Services in which they were accused of over-billing MaineCare, the state's version of Medicaid, for up to $2.3 million.[3][4] Nutting has received several industry awards and honors and served on the boards of directors of area business groups as well as having formerly been President of the Maine Pharmacy Association.[2]


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  2. ^ a b "Meet Speaker Robert Nutting"., Office of the Speaker of the House. Retrieved January 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nutting overbilled state in pharmacy dispute". Morning Sentinel. November 12, 2010. Retrieved January 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ Doug Harlow (September 27, 2003). "True's closes doors for good". Morning Sentinel. Retrieved January 22, 2011.