A brief biography and some personal information:
Thank you for taking a moment to read my brief bio, I am Rich Cebra. I am happily married for over 20 years to my wife Philippa, we have 2 great kids, Ian who is 19 and is serving in the U.S. Navy and Rachel who is 16. For the last 11 years Philippa and I are the owners of a tourism based seasonal business, Steamboat Landing Mini Golf in Naples. Prior to owning Steamboat Landing I was the Operations Manager for an ESOP computer networking company for 7 years and prior to that I was a self employed project manager and systems technician in the trade show and professional video industry for 6 years. Prior to that I was a truck driver for 3 years.
Since November 2004 I represent the 101st House District in the Maine State Legislature. (The Towns of Naples, Casco and Poland). On Nov 2nd, 2010 I was re-elected to my 4th term with a 56.5-43.5% majority. I serve as the House Chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation. I am a member of the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government, I am the Chairman of the House Ethics Committee and I have been named to the Joint Select Committee on Joint Rules for the 125th Legislature, I have been appointed to the Commission to Reapportion Maine’s Congressional Districts, I have also served on the Motor Vehicle Advisory Board and the Maine Turnpike Budget Sub-committee. I was appointed to the Transportation Committee of the National Conference of State Legislators. I have been active in referendum campaigns such as opposing The Bear Hunting Ban Referendum in 2004, organizing and supporting The TABOR effort in 2006, I spoke at the TABOR Tea party in 2006, I actively supported the citizens repeal of the Beer Wine and Soda tax in 2008, I worked hard supporting the Repeal of LD 1495 (the 102 new Sales taxes) in 2010, I was a member of the 2008 Maine Republican Platform Committee and am a former member of the Maine Republican State Committee and was overwhelmingly elected in 2008 as the Cumberland County Republican Committee Chairman. I was the keynote speaker at the TOGUS National Day of Prayer 2009. I was an invited speaker at the 2008 GOPAC State and Local Summit in Washington DC speaking on Public Private Partnerships in Transportation, the speech was carried on C-SPAN. I spoke at the Family Research Council February 2009 rally in Augusta. I spoke at The Portland Tea party in 2009, and was part of the Stop Obamacare Healthcare Reform Rally in Portland in 2010. In the last 6 years I have written over 70 columns in local newspapers on current topics and issues.
I am a member of the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. A Charter Member of the Naples Lions Club. I am a former Associate Director of Maine Taxpayers United. I served on the Naples Budget Committee for 5 years until June 2007 (2 years as vice-chairman). I was the Vice Chair of the Naples Comprehensive Plan Update Committee. I am a member of Naples Main Street, I am a member of the Naples Causeway Bridge Restoration Committee, I am active in the Naples Republican Committee as well as a founder of the Lakes Region Republican Club. I am a member of the Sebago Lake Angler Association and the Western Maine Fish and Game Club. I am a member of Sportsmans Alliance of Maine and a Life Member of National Rifle Association. I am a member of the Patriot Guard Riders. I am a twice Past Master, Shriner and 32nd degree Mason.
As a family we support independent local Christian outreach ministries in our communities as well as National and International Christian missions.
In my spare time I enjoy shooting, hunting, fishing, camping, biking, gardening, watching the New England Patriots with my family and spending as much time with my wife and kids as possible.