Richard W. Rosen is a Maine native and lifelong Bucksport resident. He is married to State Senator Kimberley Rosen from Aroostook County. The Rosen’s are parents of two and grandparents of three children. Mr. Rosen owned and operated the 103 year old family business, Rosen’s Dept. Store for 35 years.
Mr. Rosen was elected to serve seven consecutive terms in the Maine Legislature, three in the House of Representatives and four in the State Senate. He was appointed as the first Director of the Governor’s Office of Policy and Management. He was appointed by the Governor and confirmed unanimously by the Senate to serve as Commissioner of the Maine State Department of Administrative and Financial Services. As Chief Financial Advisor to the Governor, he developed state budgets, and managed eight bureaus, a handful of boards and commissions, and more than 1,200 employees.
Mr. Rosen is currently a Board Member of the Retail Association of Maine, and a Trustee on the Board of Acadia Hospital in Bangor. He formerly served as the Co-Founder and President of the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, and was a Board member for Bucksport Regional Health Center and the Board President for Northeast Historic Film.
Mr. Rosen earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Finance from the University of Maine.
He has been recognized as a Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center. His awards include: the Community Vision Award, Maine Network of Healthy Communities; Outstanding Legislative Advocate of the Year, Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine; Maine Sunshine Award, The Maine Freedom of Information Coalition; Catherine Lebowitz Public Service Award, Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce; Downeast Golden Eagle Award, Katahdin Area Council Boy Scouts of America; Retailer of The Year and Government Service Award, Maine Merchants Association; Business of The Year, Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce; and he is a Bucksport Academic Hall of Fame Inductee.