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Representative Arthur L. Bell
Rep. Bell
  Representing - Yarmouth
District #103

Rep. Art Bell is serving his second term in the Maine House of Representatives, where he sits on the Environment and Natural Resources Committee. He believes we must balance the issues of a changing climate, affordable housing, economic development and an aging population. Prior to serving in the Legislature, he worked for 30 years in corporate finance.

At the local level, Rep. Bell has served on Yarmouth's Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee, where he listened to residents and helped reconsider the way the community interacts with local businesses, cultivating a safe and thoughtful village. Rep. Bell has also served on the Yarmouth History Society Board and the Bike and Pedestrian Committee. He is a founding member of the Royal River Alliance, working to restore the Royal River watershed. Rep. Bell was also previously elected to two, three-year terms on the school board, six years on the Yarmouth Senior Housing Board and was the longtime treasurer of Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN).

Rep. Bell has lived on Cousins Island for the past 26 years. He is a graduate of Colby College and earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Robin Hodgskin, raised three kids who proudly graduated from Yarmouth High School.

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Rep. Bell is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: Air and water quality; natural resource protection; site location of development laws, shoreland zoning, subdivisions and growth management; management and disposal of solid, hazardous, biomedical and special wastes; hydropower and dams; waste-to-energy facilities; mining; general environmental policy, including oversight of the Department of Environmental Protection; and returnable containers.

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You can also contact me at my home:

14 Altantic Reach
Yarmouth, ME 04096

When the Legislature is in session, you can leave a message for me by calling the State House Message Phone: (800) 423-2900 or the State House TDD Line: Relay 711.