Roderick W. Carr|
Rod will tell you that this is not his first time at the rodeo. But that fact becomes obvious very quickly.
Rod served on the School Board in Lincoln, Maine for six years and the Lincoln Town Council for over twenty years, mostly as Vice-Chair or Chair. He served as a member of the Maine House of Representatives from 1998 to 2006 on behalf of District 138 (Enfield, Howland and part of Lincoln).
Add to his governmental leadership in the community, Rod is also a 1967 graduate of the Maine State Police Academy, retiring in 1996 from Troop E, Orono after 29 years of service with the rank of sergeant.
He joined Doyle & Nelson as a legislative consultant and lobbyist in 2006 and works daily at the State House, interacting with legislators, administrative and executive personnel, while representing many clients in a number of areas.
More than most, Rod knows how things get done in Augusta. A quick study, adaptable, Rod is very active in finding answers to health care issues involving substance abuse, mental health, and domestic violence. He’s known by clients and lawmakers alike for his diligence and patience in tracking complex issues and is the go-to expert regarding the nuances of legislative funding.
Rod also represents Maine on the Board of Directors for the Big E, the Eastern States Exposition in Springfield, Mass., the nation’s fifth largest fair.
The more you get to know Rod, the clearer the picture becomes that he has spent his life working to make Maine a healthier, safer, and more prosperous place to live and work. His long track record of public service speaks for itself.
What does he love about Maine? No tornadoes and (at least until recently) no big snakes. A Master Maine Guide, he loves Maine’s seasonality, that there are places to fish everywhere, and huge deeryards just minutes from his home, and that his family is always close by.
One more thing: Rod has played guitar since he was five and maintains a steady schedule of weekend gigs with his group, “The Wildwoods Band.” How good are they? Down East Country Music Association’s Traditional Country Band of The Year (2010, 2011, 2012) and the National Association of Country Music International’s top band in Traditional Country Music (2011, 2012). That good.