Representative Raymond Wallace
Representative Raymond A. Wallace serves District 24 in the Maine Legislature, which includes the Towns of Athens, Charleston, Dexter, Garland, Harmony, and Ripley. He and his wife, Donna, reside in Dexter. They have been married since 1965 and have two sons and three grandchildren.
Rep. Wallace, who was born and raised in Dexter, is the seventh of eight children. He attended Dexter schools, graduating from high school in 1964. Afterwards, Rep. Wallace worked for Dexter Shoe Company as a pattern maker until the Dexter plant closed in 2001.
From 2001 through 2005, Rep. Wallace was employed by Maine Highlands Regional Credit Union; while from 2005 until his retirement in 2008, Rep. Wallace worked for Coach as a pattern engineer in New York City.
A veteran of the United States Army, Rep. Wallace served in the Vietnam War as a radio wireman. During his enlistment, he was first stationed at Pleiku in the Central Highlands and later in Saigon.
In addition to his extensive private sector career and military service, Rep. Wallace has long been involved in his community. He is a member of the New Hope Baptist Church, the Dexter VFW, and the Dexter Kiwanis Club. He is also a member of the Maine Highlands Supervisory Committee of the Maine Highlands Regional Credit Union, of which he served as chair from 1997 through 2001. For 12 years, throughout the 1980's and 1990's, Rep. Wallace was chairman of the board for the Dexter Municipal Golf Course.
As a result of his past business experience, Rep. Wallace has developed a particular interest in instituting policies that will encourage economic growth in the State of Maine.