|Name||David F. Emery|
St. George, Maine , United States
|| September 01, 1948
Jul 26, 2016 01:31am
|Info||Maine people know Dave Emery, 57, as a Rockland native who has worked tirelessly to improve Maine’s economic vitality and quality of life. |
First as a Member of the Maine House of Representatives representing Rockland from 1971 to 1975, and then as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Maine’s First Congressional District from 1975 to 1983, Emery is best known for always being true to his Maine heritage and love of the State.
President Ronald Reagan appointed Emery as Deputy Director, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) in 1983. Emery returned to Maine in 1988 to as Owner and President of Scientific Marketing & Analysis, a consulting firm specializing in public opinion and market research. Emery is also a partner in Demographic Strategies, an opinion research consulting firm.
In Congress, Emery rose to become the Chief Deputy Republican Whip in 1981, and served on a number of Congressional Committees where he guided important legislation beneficial for Maine. As a member of Armed Services Committee, he worked extensively on naval issues and promoted the authorization and funding for the FFG-7 and Aegis shipbuilding programs so important to Bath Iron Works. He played a key role in bringing improved management and cost control measures to the Trident submarine program and other military procurement practices and successfully advocated flexible civilian personnel ceilings and protection from the contracting-out of security sensitive functions at government shipyards.
As a member of Science and Technology Committee, Emery introduced comprehensive synthetic fuel legislation and electric vehicle demonstration program; championed funding for NASA and the space program; advocated a federal loan guarantee program and research and development support for small-site hydroelectric and solar energy development.
As a member of Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, Emery was one of the principle sponsors of the 200-mile fishing limit law; a cosponsor of numerous fisheries conservation measures and advocate of the development of commercial fishing industries. He worked successfully with Congress and the EDA for funding of commercial fish piers in Maine. He also cosponsored numerous fisheries, wildlife conservation and wetlands measures, and served a conferee on the landmark Endangered Species Reauthorization Act.
Dave is married to Carol R. Emery, an attorney in Rockland. They have one son, Albert, a Freshman at
Georgia Tech majoring in electrical engineering.