People - Richard Davies, Storyteller
Richard Davies earned both B.A. and M.A. degrees in History from the University of Maine, and was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship, serving as Staff Historian for the Ford Foundation’s interdisciplinary investigation into the environmental degradation of the Penobscot River in Maine. While in graduate school, he was elected to the first of four terms in the Maine House of Representatives, representing the town of Orono. In 1982 Davies left the Legislature to become Legislative Director for Governor Joseph Brennan. After Governor Brennan’s departure from office in 1987, Davies has worked for the Maine State Housing Authority, founded Public Policy Associates, Inc., worked as a Senior Policy Advisor for Governor John E. Baldacci, and is currently the state’s Public Advocate, representing the interests of consumers of utility services in proceedings before the Maine Public Utilities Commission.