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Representative Seth A. Berry
  Representing: Bowdoin, Bowdoinham and Richmond (part),
plus the unorganized territory of Perkins Island Township
District #55

Rep. Seth Berry is serving his seventh non-consecutive term in the Maine House of Representatives.

Rep. Berry is a Maine businessperson, political leader and former educator. Since 2011 he has been Vice President at Kennebec River Biosciences in Richmond, a Maine-owned biotechnology firm with an expanding, global presence and a unique focus on aquatic animal health.

From 2007 to 2015, Berry represented Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Richmond, and the historic preserve of Swan Island in the State Legislature. During that time he was elected by his House colleagues to serve as Assistant Majority Leader, and later as their Majority Leader.

For his policy work, Berry received the 2014 President’s Award from the Maine Development Foundation for his bipartisan leadership on jobs and workforce measures, the 2014 Maine Children’s Alliance “Giraffe” Award given to those who “stick their necks out for kids,” the 2011 Prevention Award from the Maine Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse, the 2007 Clean Air Award from the Maine Lung Association and others. He is also a Distinguished Policy Fellow at the University of Maine.

Prior to his legislative and business work, Berry taught for 18 years in public schools. He spent the 1990s teaching in inner-city New York, and most of the next decade teaching back home in rural Maine. He also taught graduate-level courses in education in both New York and Maine. In 1999, Berry won the Hexter Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Public Education Association, and his innovative teaching was featured in New York City’s Best Middle Schools (Soho Press, 1999). Berry holds a BA from Brown University and an MA from Columbia University.

He and his wife live in Bowdoinham with their two bilingual sons and their woodlot, garden, chickens and ducks.

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Rep. Berry serves as House chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology and is a member of the Standing Committee of the House Elections.

Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: Energy policy, including energy resources, efficiency and conservation; insulation; electric industry, including supply, transmission and distribution; natural gas industry; telecommunications industry, including mobile, telephone, Internet, broadband and cable television services; E-9-1-1; water and sewer utilities, including district charters; Public Utilities Commission; Office of the Public Advocate; Governor’s Office of Independence and Security; and Efficiency Maine Trust.

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PO Box 117
Richmond, ME 04357

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.