Richard Carey (politician)

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Richard Carey
Member of the Maine Senate
from the 14th district
In office
Succeeded by Kenneth Gagnon
Personal details
Born (1929-01-07)January 7, 1929
Waterville, Maine
Died July 19, 2013(2013-07-19) (aged 84)
Belgrade, Maine
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Helen Carey

Richard J. "Spike" Carey (January 7, 1929 – July 19, 2013) was an American politician from Maine.[1] Carey served as the Mayor of Waterville, Maine from 1970 to 1978. From 1967 to 1978, Carey also represented Waterville in the Maine House of Representatives. He served in the Maine Senate from 1992 to 2000. In 2004, he ran again for the State Senate against incumbent Chandler Woodcock and lost.


Carey was born and raised in the French-speaking South End of Waterville and did not speak English until he was 12 years old. His father was a member of the Waterville City Council. He graduated from Waterville High School.[2]


  1. ^ STAFF REPORT (July 22, 2013). "'Spike' Carey, longtime legislator, Waterville and Belgrade politician, dies". Morning Sentinel. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Richard, Mike (August 26, 1999). "Interview with Richard 'Spike' Carey". Belgrade, Maine: Bates College. Retrieved 22 July 2013.