Barry J. Hobbins was born May 17, 1951 in Biddeford, Maine and grew up in Saco, Maine. Aside from two years that he spent at St. Michael’s College, he has lived in Saco all of his life. Hobbins became involved with politics in 1972 when he was elected to the Maine state legislature. He ran for the U.S. Congress in 1984, and served in the state senate from 1988 to 1990. He was also the state chairman at one time. He worked on Ed Muskie’s presidential campaign in 1972 and his senatorial campaign in 1976. At the time of this interview, Barry was the Democratic state representative from Saco.
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