Barry Hobbins represents State Senate District 5, which includes the communities of Buxton, Dayton, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, and part of Biddeford.
At the start of the 125th Legislative Session, Sen. Hobbins was chosen by his colleagues to serve as Senate Democratic Leader in the Maine Senate. Additionally, he co-chairs the Right to Know Advisory Committee and the Commission to Study Energy Infrastructure and is a member of the Governor’s Ocean Energy Task Force.
Sen. Hobbins is continuing his legislative service which began at the age of 21 when he was elected to the 106th Maine Legislature as a State Representative. Hobbins went on to serve five more consecutive House terms followed by a term as State Senator in the 114th Legislature. In 2004, when Hobbins returned to the Maine Senate, he brought with him a unique blend of legal, business, public policy, and community service experience which he had gained and developed since his previous legislative service.
In the 124th Legislature, Sen. Hobbins chaired the Utilities and Energy Committee and put his legal skills to good use as a member of the Judiciary Committee.
Outside of the Legislature, Sen. Hobbins is an attorney with a law office in Saco. Hobbins is also a part-owner Maine’s only professional basketball team, the Maine Red Claws.
Presently, Hobbins serves on the Board of the University of Maine Foundation (former Chair of the Board), the Cheverus High School Development Committee, and the Justice Access Group (JAG). Hobbins was formerly the Chair of the Maine Democratic Party (1980 – 1984) and in 1984, he was the Democratic nominee for Congress.
Sen. Hobbins formerly served on the University of New England Board of Trustees from 1988-2007. Sen. Hobbins formerly served on the University of New England Board of Trustees from 1988-2007.
Sen. Hobbins resides in Saco with his wife, Donna. They are the proud parents of three children.